About Middlesex County
Middlesex County was founded in 1683, and the state's centered population is located here. During the 2010 census, the county's population was estimated at 809,858. It is the 2nd most populated county in the city and sets on 322.83 square miles. The county seat of Middlesex County is New Brunswick.
The average household income in the county is $61,446 according to the 2010 census. The county's residents are mostly families and include a huge diversity of ethnicities.
Middlesex County is governed by a 7-member Board of Freeholders. Each member of the board is elected at large with two to three seats becoming available every year. Every year, the members of the board choose a director and deputy director. The director of the board appoints chairpersons and members to various committees. The county's sheriff is elected and serves a three year term.
Enforcing the county's law is shared by the sheriff and the prosecutor's office. Where cases are heard is based on the type of lawsuit. Criminal cases are brought in front of the supreme court of the county. Less serious crimes and traffic violations are usually heard in municipal court. All DUI or DWI charges are heard in front of the county's municipal judge.
DUI/DWI charges are very serious. If convicted of this crime, you will be subject to expensive fines, possible jail time, and a license suspension. Police can charge you with a DUI or DWI if they suspect you are operating a motor vehicle on land or water while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. To determine whether you are operating a vehicle under the influence, an officer will ask a driver to submit to field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test. A person is considered legally intoxicated if their BAC is over 0.08%. Due to the consequences associated with this charge, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you are charged.