Defense Attorney for Somerset County Juvenile Court
If your child has been arrested or has a court hearing in Somerville, speak with an experienced defense lawyer right away. All juvenile charged with delinquency in New Jersey living in Somerset County will have their case referred to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. I defend juveniles against every type of criminal and delinquency charge in New Jersey. Give my office a call for a consultation on your child’s case.
Somerset County Criminal Justice Info
The Superior Court is located at 20 N Bridge St., Somerville. Phone: 908.231.7666. Hon. John Pursel is the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Team. Hon. Yolanda Ciccone is the Assignment Judge. Wayne Forrest is the Somerset County. Prosecutor. Geoffrey D. Soriano. Prosecutor. Sessions:
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 4,511 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 13.9 and a violent rate of 0.8. The reports included 22 rapes, 110 robberies, 117 assaults, 769 burglaries, 2,317 incidents of domestic violence, 16 bias crimes and 724 cases of police force. There was only one murder in the whole county.
Somerset County – New Jersey
Somerset County was formed by Charter in 1688, from portions of Middlesex County. Some of the oldest settlements of the state, dating to the middle 17th century, are found in this county. It is located in the heart of central New Jersey. Its county seat is Sommerville.
The county’s 305 square miles are home to 323,444 residents, as of the 2010 census. The population density is very high at more than 1,000 people per square mile. As of the 2000 census, there were about 78,300 families and some 112,000 housing units
The Bureau of Economic Analysis data for 2006 shows that Somerset County ranks ninth among the richest counties in the nation and highest in the state, in terms of per capita income. Regarding personal per capita income, it has the 10th highest of any county and the second highest in the state. According to Forbes magazine, it is also the eight in the country in terms of median income.
As per the 2000 census, the median household income was $76,933, and the median family income was $90,605. These figures had risen to $94,036 and $109,488, respectively, according to 2007 estimates from the Census Bureau. Males had a median income 45% higher than females ($60,602 versus $41,824). The per capita income was $37,970. The poverty rate of 1.7% is the lowest of any county nationwide with 250,000 or more inhabitants. The January 2011 cost of living index was 22.7% higher than the national value.
As of the 2000 census, the racial and ethnic composition was 79.34% White, 7.53% African American, 8.38% Asian, and 8.68% Hispanic or Latino. Major ancestries were Italian (17.6%), Irish (11.4%), German (9.3%), and Polish (7.5%).
Of the 108,984 households registered in the 2000 census, 36.20% had minors living with them. Married couples living together were 60.60%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals represented 28.10% and 22.80%.
At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 37 years. The age breakdown was 25.50% under the 18, 33.80% from 25 to 44, and 23.50% from 45 to 64.
The 2000 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher were above state levels (27.4% and 19.1% versus 18.8% and 11.0%). More than 21% had completed high school (including equivalency). Those with some college or associate degree were 21.5%.
The major industries providing employment are Educational, health and social services (17.1%), Manufacturing (15.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%).