Defense Attorney for Essex County Juvenile Court
If your juvenile child has been arrested, scheduled for a 5-A hearing or master calendar hearing in Newark, speak with a defense attorney right away. I defend juvenile against all types of criminal and delinquency charges in Essex County and throughout New Jersey. Give my office a call for a consultation on your child’s case. We can answer your questions and ease your concerns about the juvenile justice process.
Newark Criminal Data
All Newark and Essex County juvenile delinquency charges are referred to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The case will then be sent the Essex County Family Court, located at the Wilentz Justice Complex. The court’s address is:
212 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Main Phone: (973) 693-6600
The Municipal Court is located at 31 Green Street, Newark. Phone: 973-733-6520. Sessions are held five days a week at 8:30 a.m. and at 4.00 p.m. Chief Judge: Hon. Richard A. Nunes (plus 6 other judges). Chief Prosecutor: Marvin C. Adames; Clyde Otis Esq. and 7 other prosecutors.
In 2010, the Police Department had 1,666 full-time law enforcement employees, including 1,308 police officers.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 13,199 major crimes in 2010 (highest number in the county). This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 47.6 and a violent rate of 10.7. The reports included 91 murders, 80 rapes, 1,655 robberies, 1,148 assaults, 1,955 burglaries, 1,890 incidents of domestic violence, 1,666 cases of police force, and no bias crimes
Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 3,661 thefts, 3,620 auto thefts, and 51 arsons.
Newark – New Jersey Info
Newark was incorporated in 1798 as one of the state’s original 104 townships. It was reincorporated as a city in 1896. It is the seat of Essex County.
Its 26.11 square miles territory is highly populated. As of the 2010 census, there were 277,140 inhabitants, the largest in the state and the 67th in the country. The median age was 32.3 years. It is the second place nationwide where households have no automobile.
It is one of the major air, shipping, and rail hubs nationwide. It is home to Newark Liberty International Airport, the country’s first municipal commercial airport.
Corporations such as Panasonic and Prudential Financial have their headquarters here, and eight major banks including three of the state’s largest banks.
It houses numerous universities, such as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Seton Hall University School of Law, and New Jersey Institute of Technology, and campuses of Rutgers University and Berkeley College.
As of the 2010 census, 26.31% of the population was White, 52.35% African American, 1.62% Asian, and 33.83% Hispanic or Latino. As of the 2000 Census, about half were from Puerto Rico. There is a significant Portuguese-speaking community. The 2000 Census showed that 5.8% and 2.1% were of Portuguese and Brazilian ancestries, respectively.
The household composition as of the 2010 census showed that married couples living together, individuals, non-families and female householders with no husband present was quite even. A third had minors living with them.
The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a 2%-3% margin of error) that the median household and family incomes were $35,659 and $41,684, respectively.
Males had a median income of $34,350 versus $32,865 for females. The per capita income was $17,367 (All the figures are in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) About 25.0% of the population was below the poverty level, including 34.9% of minors and 22.4% of seniors.
The 2010 census on highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that holders of a bachelor’s degree or higher were significantly below state levels (6.92% and 3.50% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 36.00% had not completed high school.
From 2005 to 2009, males worked in Construction (14%), Administrative and support and waste management services (6%), Accommodation and food services (5%), and Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%). Females engaged in Health care (16%), Educational services (10%), and Finance and insurance (7%).