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Passaic County Juvenile Court Lawyer


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Defense Attorney for Passaic Juvenile Arrests

Most juveniles arrested in Passaic are charged with disorderly persons offenses like marijuana possession and simple assault. However, thousands of minors are also charged every year in New Jersey with more serious offenses like aggravated assault, burglary and even crimes like robbery and sexual assault. Whatever the charge is that your child is facing, defenses and ways to mitigate the consequences usually exist. Give us a call anytime so we can answer your questions about the juvenile justice system.

Passaic County Criminal Statistics

The Superior Court is located at 77 Hamilton Street, Paterson. Phone (973) 247-8000. It is comprised of three divisions: Criminal, Civil, and Family. Assignment Judge: Hon. Donald J. Volkert Jr. Prosecutor: Camelia M. Valdes, First Assistant Prosecutor: Robert M. Holmsen. Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 13,918 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents are 27.8 and 5.2. There occurred 26 murders, 67 rapes, 1,206 robberies, 1,288 assaults; 2,793 burglaries, 4,270 incidents of domestic violence, 22 bias crimes, and 1,427 cases of police force.

Passaic County New Jersey

Passaic County was formed in 1837, from sections of neighboring Bergen and Essex counties. Its county seat is Paterson .It is part of the Metropolitan Area of New York.

At the time of the 2000 census, 489,049 people made their home here. The population density was very high at some 2,700 persons per square mile. There were 119,614 families and 170,048 housing units. As per City-data, the percentage of renters equals the state average of 44%. The same source reported the 2009 median contract rent for apartments at $936 and the estimated median house or condo value at $373,100.

Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that the median family income was $56,054. Males had a median income 29% higher than females ($38,740 versus $29,954). The per capita income was $21,370. The median household income was $49,210. According to City-data, in 2009 it had risen to $51,828 versus $68,342 statewide. Approximately 13.00% of the population lived below the poverty level including 17.30% of minors and 9.20% of seniors.

As of the 2000 census 62.32% of the population was White, 13.22% Black or African American, 3.69% Asian, and 29.95% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The major ancestries are Italian (16.3%), Irish (6.8%). The rate of foreign-born residents (31% naturalized) was above the state average (26.6% versus 17.5%). They come mostly from Dominican Republic (19%), Mexico (12%), Peru (10%), and Colombia (7%).

Of the households recounted in the 2000 census, 35.60% had minors living with them. Married couples living together were 51.50%. Households made up of non-families and of individuals represented 27.00% and 22.20%, respectively. There were more female householders without husbands present than of a senior resident living alone (16.00% versus 9.50%). The median age was 35 years. Minors accounted for 26.10% and seniors for 12.10%.

As per City-data, currently there are 25,785 college students. It also reports that of people 25 years of age or older, 73.3% have a high school degree or higher and 21.2% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

The industries providing employment are Educational, health and social services (19.0%), Manufacturing (17.8%), Retail trade (12.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services (10.4%).






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