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The city if Irvington was first incorporated in 1874 and throughout much of its history it remained relatively small. In 1967, the riots in the nearby city of Newark gave the city of Irvington quite a population boost. Many of the families in the nearby city were afraid for their safety and fled, often only a few blocks, into the city limits of Irvington.
If you are facing legal charges in Irvington, there are many talented Irvington lawyers ready to assist you with your case. These lawyers routinely practice in areas of law including criminal defense, burglary, DUI, assault, divorce, child custody, alimony, personal injury, insurance, and many more.
Two Irvington boys and their football coach filed suit against the Newark police department recently. After practice one day, the boys' football coach was driving them to a fast food restaurant in Irvington. While on their way to the restaurant, the minivan that the coach was driving stopped behind two cars at a red light. When the light turned green and the cars in front did not move, the coach signaled he was going around and proceeded to try to pass the two cars. The front car swerved out into the Irvington intersection and blocked the path of the mini van while six police officers with guns drawn surrounded the van. The Irvington boy's lawsuit claims that the police frisked them forcefully and shouted obscenities and denied them rights during the incident. Ultimately, the coach was issued two tickets – one for failing to wear a seatbelt, and the other for failing to switch his driver's license to New Jersey.
Irvington is served by the Essex County Veterans Courthouse, the largest and busiest trial court in New Jersey with a complement of approximately 60 judges and about 1,100 staff. With such a busy court hearing so many cases, it is important that you have a local Irvington lawyer who knows his or her way around the legal system.
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