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23
Dec
2011

by in Juvenile Law

Juveniles Must Be Represented in Court!

Retaining an attorney to defend your child in court is not optional. New Jersey law mandates that all juveniles appearing in delinquency court be represented by an attorney. It is best to consult with an experienced juvenile defense lawyer right away to ensure your child’s rights are protected. For Spotswood juvenile arrests, the Middlesex County Superior Court will schedule a “plea hearing” which is similar to an arraignment in adult criminal court.

Spotswood NJ Town Info

Spotswood Borough was originally called “Spotteswood” following the British spelling. It was incorporated in 1908 from portions of East Brunswick Township. The Census Bureau records its total area at 2.5 square miles, 6.83% of which is water.

According to the 2000 census, 7,880 people resided in this borough. This increased to an estimated 8,180 in 2009. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males. The population density was average at 3,390 persons per square mile.

There were 3,158 housing units. The median house of condo value in 2000 was $145,900. This increased to an estimated $311,287 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 22.2% higher than the national average. The ethnic composition in 2000 was 99.24% White, 5% Asian and 4.38% Hispanic or Latino of any race. Today, there are 621 foreign-born residents (3.4% Europe, 1.7% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 1.0% Africa).

The median age of the population in 2000 was 40 years. More than half (53.5%) of the residents were between 25 to 64 years old. Individuals younger than 18 and those 65 or older represented 22.4% and 17.4%, respectively.

Out of the approximately 3,000 households existing in 2000, 29.4% had children under 18 living with them. More than half the households (57.0%) were made up of married couples living together. Non-family households represented 30.2%. Those composed of individuals were 26.5%. Households with someone living alone aged 65 and over accounted for 15.6%.

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In 2000, the median household income was $55,833 and the per capita income $25,247. According to estimates from 2009, these increased to $64,066 and $29,818. There were almost 2,200 families in 2000 with a median income of $73,062. Males had a median income of $45,979 versus $35,859 for females. Approximately 4.3% of the residents were living below the poverty line.

In 2010, there were 23 full-time law enforcement employees including 19 officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 103 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 12.6 and a violent rate of 0.6. There were no murders or rapes. The 2009 reports included 3 robberies, 2 assaults, 8 burglaries, 71 cases of domestic violence, 4 bias crimes and 23 cases of police force.

Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 1 robbery, 4 assault, 20 burglaries, 83 thefts, 2 arsons and 1 motor vehicle theft. There were no murders or rapes. The most common arrests in Spotswood are for possession of drugs, CDS, marijuana and DWI.

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 12.93% did not complete high school versus 39.54% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 26.44%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 16.29% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 4.80% versus 12.05% statewide.

From 2005 to 2009, most males were engaged in retail trade (16%), manufacturing (13%), and transportation and warehousing (11%). Females were employed in educational services (23%), health care and social assistance (11%), and professional, scientific and technical services (9%).

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