Mercer County Information

Mercer County Information

Mercer County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Trenton Criminal Attorneys

Our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys will represent you in Trenton, Princeton and all other courts in Mercer County, New Jersey. If you, or a loved one, are facing a criminal charge or any other legal matter in Trenton, New Jersey call the law firm of Jack Venturi Law to speak with one of our tough, smart attorneys about your case in Mercer County.

Mercer County is an interesting place to practice criminal law because many government agencies as well as the New Jersey Attorney General’s office are based in Trenton and other areas in Mercer County. In addition, the city of Trenton produces a lot of street crime while the wealthy areas of the county produce a good amount of white collar crime. While much of the white collar crime is prosecuted in Federal Court, arrests for New Jersey State crimes such as theft, fraud and other white collar crimes are high. For example, arrests for gambling offenses in the Trenton area were the second highest in New Jersey, only behind Atlantic City. Call us today to meet with one of our tough, smart attorneys in our New Brunswick office.

Mercer County Court Information

All Indictable Criminal Court matters are held in the Mercer County Courthouse. There are two Courthouses for Mercer County Superior Court. The Criminal Courthouse is located at 209 South Broad Street in Trenton while the Civil Courthouse is at 175 South Broad Street, also in Trenton.

Our attorneys handle all indictable crimes. In New Jersey indictable crimes include Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Sexual Assault, Fraud, Forgery, Firearms & Weapons charges, as well as most Drug & CDS Offenses. Minor charges such as Harassment, Disorderly Conduct, Simple Assault, Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction are handled in Municipal Court. See the Municipal Court information below. Call the law firm of Jack Venturi Law and speak with one of our New Brunswick criminal defense lawyers about your criminal charge today.

Mercer County Judges

The current Mercer County Criminal Court judges, who sit at the Criminal courthouse in Trenton, are:

Presiding Judge Gerald Council

Thomas Kelly

Maryann Bielamowicz

Mitchel Ostrer

Charles Delehey

Darlene Pereksta

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Mercer County Crime Statistics

The most recent crime statistics are for 2006. All statistics are from the 2006 Uniform Crime Reports.


  • A total of 9,987 Index offenses were reported for 2006, representing an 11 percent decrease when compared to 2005.
  • Violent crime decreased 11 percent and nonviolent crime decreased 12 percent.
  • Mercer County’s crime rate was 27.8 victims for every 1,000 inhabitants, a 10 percent decrease from 2005.
  • Robbery decreased 14 percent while Rape increased 22 percent.
  • During the commission of Index crimes, a total of $14.8 million in cash and/or property was stolen; twenty-nine percent was recovered.


  • Police arrested 24,010 persons for criminal offenses, a 14 percent increase compared to 2005.
  • Adult arrests increased 12 percent and juvenile arrests increased 22 percent.
  • The total clearance rate for Index crimes was 18.3 percent; juveniles accounted for 28 percent of those clearances.

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Mercer County Municipal Courts

Although the main courthouses are in Trenton, there are several other courts in Mercer County.

East Windsor, 80 One Mile Road, East Windsor

Ewing Twp, 2 Jake Garzio Dr, Ewing

Hamilton Twp, 1270 Whitehorse Ave, Hamilton

Hightstown, 148 N Main St, Hightstown

Hopewell Boro, Hopewell

Hopewell Twp, 201 Washington Crossing, Titusville

Lawrence Twp, 2211 Lawrence Rd, Lawrenceville

Pennington Boro, 30 North Main St, Pennington

Princeton Boro, Princeton

Princeton Twp, 400 Witherspoon St, Princeton

Trenton, 225 N Clinton Ave, Trenton

Robbinsville Twp, 1117 Route 130, Robbinsville

West Windsor, 20 Municipal Dr, Princeton Junction

With office in New Jersey, our team of tough, smart lawyers can represent you in any court in New Jersey including Trenton and other towns in Mercer County. You can meet with our attorneys in our New Brunswick office. Call us today to discuss your criminal law matter.

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