Mountainside Municipal Court
Your best bet is to speak with an experienced defense lawyer before appearing in Mountainside Municipal Court. Many offenses in municipal court carry mandatory driver’s license suspension. These include DWI and possession of marijuana.
Mountainside – New Jersey
The Borough of Mountainside celebrated the Centennial in 1995 of its separation from Westfield and incorporation in 1895. The magazine New Jersey Monthly has ranked it as the 16th best place to live in 2008 and the 8th in 2010.
It has a total area of 4.1 square miles. The population density is low. At the time of the 2000 census, there were 6,602 people, decreasing slightly to 6,597 in July 2009.
The most common ancestries are Italian (23.4%), German (20.1%), Irish (15.5%), Polish (12.2%), English (8.7%), and Russian (3.7%). The ethnic composition in 2000 was 95.09% White, 3.01% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 2.80% Asian. In 2010 there were 876 foreign-born residents (7.6% Europe, 3.0% Asia, 2.2% Latin America).
Almost 29.3% of the households had minor children living with them in 2000. Close to two thirds (71.9%) were married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals represented 20.9% and 17.9%, respectively.
The age breakdown of the population in 2000 was 21.1% under the age of 18, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years.
The January 2011 cost of living index was 20.6% higher than the national average. The median house or condo value in 2000 was $344,800, increasing to an estimated $610,147 in 2009.
The median household income in 2000 was $97,195. It increased to an estimated $124,038 in 2009. The per capita income rose from $47,474 in 200 to an estimated $55,935 in 2009. There were almost 2,000 families with a median income of $105,773 in 2000. Male median income was $78,595 versus $52,667 for females. About 3.0% of the population was below the poverty line.
Mountainside Criminal Defense
In 1934, Mountainside appointed its first full-time police officer. In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 25 full-time law enforcement employees, including 21 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 63 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 9.4 and a violent rate of 0.1. There were no murders, rapes, robberies or bias crimes. The reports included 1 assault, 8 burglaries, 5 cases of domestic violence, and 25 cases of police force.
Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show the same number of crimes, plus 49 thefts, and 5 auto thefts. No cases of arson.
The 2010 data for educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 5.50% did not complete high school versus 21.98% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 21.14%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 17.60% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 23.73% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, a third most males were engaged in retail trade (12%), wholesale trade (11%) and educational services (11%). More than half the females were employed in educational services (22%), health care and social assistance (17%), and professional, scientific and technical services (16%).