Highland Park Municipal Court

Defense Lawyer for Highland Park Drug Possession & DWI Arrests

A fair amount of traffic tickets, DWI arrests and criminal defense matters are heard in the Highland Park Municipal Court. Highland Park is located in central Middlesex County, New Jersey. Highland Park sits on the banks of the Raritan River, east of New Brunswick and west of Edison.

Highland Park Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is located at 221 S 5th Ave., Highland Park. Phone (732)-777-6010. Judge: Honorable. Edward Herman. Prosecutors: Patrick Bradshaw and Philip George.

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 33 full-time law enforcement employees, including 26 police officers.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 185 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 13.2 and a violent rate of 1.2. There were no bias crimes. The reports included 1 murder, 2 rapes, 6 robberies, 8 assaults, 35 burglaries, 89 incidents of domestic violence, and 33 cases of police force.

Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 131 thefts, 2 motor vehicle thefts, and no arsons.

Highland Park was incorporated as a borough in1905, when it separated from present-day Edison (then Raritan Township). It is located on the high land of the banks of the Raritan River.

Highland Park – New Jersey

Its territory of less than 2 square miles is home to 13,982 residents. This represents a high population density of 7,614 persons per square mile, as per the 2010 census. There were about 3,400 families and 6,000 housing units. An unofficial 2009 estimate placed the median house or condo value at $357,720. The January 2011 cost of living index was 25.5% higher than the national average.

As of the 2000 census, the median family income was $71,267. Male median income was 28% higher than that of females ($47,248 versus $36,829). The median household income $53,250 and the per capita income $28,767. Unofficial 2009 estimates show these rose to $70,569 and $40,751, respectively. About 8.4% of the population was below the poverty line.

The principal ancestries are Irish (9.8%), Italian (9.1%), German (8.1%), Russia (7.8%) and Polish (7.5%). As of the 2010 census, the racial and ethnic composition was 68.3% White, 17.8% Asian, Hispanic or Latino 9.0%, and African American 7.8%. There are today 4,085 foreign-born residents (13.3% Asia, 7.9% Europe and 5.5% Latin America). This represents 29.2% of the borough’s total population versus 17.5% statewide.

At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 35 years. The largest age group was that of 25 to 44 years (37.1%). Residents under the age of 18 represented 21.7% and those from 45 to 64, 20.4%.

Of the almost 6,000 households registered in the 2000 census, 27.6% had minors living with them. Almost half the households (46.2%) were made up of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 42.2% and 31.5%, respectively.

The 2010 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 (25.37% and 36.98% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 7% had not completed high school.

From 2005 to 2009, the most common industries for males were educational services (22%), professional, scientific and technical services (16%), retail trade (9%), and information (8%). Females were employed in educational services (29%), health care and social assistance (16%), and professional, scientific and technical services (13%).

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Anthony J. Vecchio

Anthony’s entire career has been dedicated to defending those accused of crimes, DWI, serious motor vehicle violations, and the rights of victims of crimes and accidents. He has prosecuted, defended, or appealed cases ranging from municipal court matters to more serious crimes including drug offenses and murder. Anthony is passionate about providing personalized, thorough, and effective representation to individuals in crisis.

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