Middlesex County NJ Juvenile Defense Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney for Minors in Edison, New Jersey
Juvenile criminal offenses are crimes committed by teenagers, “tweens,” and sometimes even younger children. Often, these crimes are simply a result of poor decision-making and immaturity. When a juvenile commits a crime, it can be a frightening time for the youth and his or her family. Fortunately, New Jersey’s juvenile justice system understands that juveniles are prone to making misguided mistakes. Therefore, New Jersey courts will usually focus on rehabilitation of minors rather than punishment alone. Courts prefer to engage in reforming young people in order to teach them and give them a second chance to get on a better track. However, criminal offense, whether committed by a juvenile or an adult, are always a big deal.
If you or your child has been arrested or charged with any crime, it is important to seek and retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Doing so can greatly improve the chances of obtaining a positive result. Proetta & Oliver is a Middlesex County criminal defense firm representing juvenile offenders in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Woodbridge, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, and throughout the area. To speak with one of our highly knowledgeable Middlesex County juvenile defense lawyers today, contact our office in Edison at (732) 659-9600. We provide consultations free of charge.
Juvenile Defense Attorney in New Brunswick NJ
At Proetta & Oliver, we guide juveniles and their parents through cases involving:
- Marijuana charges
- Other drug crimes
- Disorderly Conduct
- Underage DWI
- Criminal mischief
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
Often, juvenile crimes can result in minors being “adjudicated delinquent,” which is similar to a conviction for an adult. Convictions can damage future employment prospects as well as educational and financial opportunities. A criminal record documents the conviction and usually accompanies the minor until he or she reaches adulthood. Upon the eighteenth birthday of the minor, the juvenile record is sealed, but never really erased. If certain conditions are met, expungement may then be an opportunity for clearing a juvenile criminal record.
Contact Piscataway NJ Juvenile Charges Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
Our lawyers are committed to pursuing the results that will guide the juveniles’ decision-making in the future while protecting his or her present needs. The procedures and rules involving juveniles and juvenile offenses are different than those of adults. The process can be intimidating and complex. That is why it is necessary to consult our office. We will build a case outline customized to meet the needs of your family and built upon the particular facts of the case. Contact our Middlesex County offices at (732) 659-9600 to speak with an attorney today. Your child’s future is in good hands.