As the weather gets warmer, juvenile crimes may start to occur more and more. This is because kids are out of school and may be spending more time outdoors and in groups. Kids make mistakes- this is part of growing and learning. But, some of these mistakes can have serious consequences. Read on to learn more about juvenile crimes in New Jersey and what to do if your child is facing charges.
Juvenile crimes refer to crimes committed by an individual under the age of 18-years-old. The most common juvenile crimes include:
That being said, those under 18 can commit much more serious crimes, including robbery, rape, homicide, and more. In these cases, the child may be treated as an adult, depending on the circumstances.
Depending on the circumstances, a juvenile case can be handled in one of the following ways:
If a juvenile is found guilty of committing a crime, he or she may face some of the following consequences:
A mistake your child makes now should not impact them down the line. Our firm will fight for your family and explore all possible avenues of defense. Reach out to speak with a dedicated criminal defense attorney today.
Kevin T. Conway is an experienced Bergen County criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need an aggressive criminal lawyer, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway for a free consultation.