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Union County is located in New Jersey and is considered one of the mostly densely populated counties in America. Since there is such a massive population in the county it has 20 different parks to provide recreational activities for everyone and also has one reservation called Ash Brook. Union County ranks 74th in the United States for highest per-capita income as well as 92nd among the highest income counties.
Recently, residents of Union County found out that a man who had shot his girlfriend in her home has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Ismael Cathcart accepted the term of 25 years, with 85% of it being served before he has the possibility of parole. Ms. Dickson was shot in the head and her landlord testified that he could often times hear the couple shouting and arguing in their apartment above. Cathcart, who is 26 years old, will be 47 before he is eligible for parole.
Most likely if you have a legal issue in Union County you will be reporting to 1 of the 21 Municipal Courts that serve Union County. There is a Municipal Court of New Jersey in almost every city in Union County and they handle felony, misdemeanor, and traffic violation issues. Another court that serves all counties in New Jersey is the Tax Court of New Jersey which exclusively handles state and local tax matters.
Next, is the Union County Superior Court which has several different divisions such as a civil, family, general equity, and criminal division. This court exclusively handles civil cases, domestic relations cases, criminal appeal cases, juvenile cases, and has jurisdiction over small claims matters that are up to $3,000, and up to $5,000 for security deposit demand cases.
Numerous Union County lawyers have chosen to make this community their home. Lawyers in Union County have experience dealing with a wide range of legal matters, including family, business, criminal, immigration, and personal injury law.
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