Juvenile crimes are committed by those under the age of 18. Even if they turn 18 years old during court proceedings, they can still be tried as a juvenile since that was when the crime was committed. The goal of juvenile court is to hold juveniles accountable and to work toward rehabilitation. If you are charged with a juvenile crime, it is important that you retain the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney to walk you through the process. Read on for more information regarding juvenile crimes in New Jersey and what the process entails.
Depending on the circumstances, a juvenile case can be handled in one of the following ways:
If a juvenile is guilty of committing a crime, they can face the following consequences as a result of their actions:
If you or a loved one is being charged with a juvenile crime, you will want strong legal representation. A mistake made as a child should not impact you for the rest of your life. A criminal defense attorney will work to lower your charges and help you get back on track. Contact our firm today to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
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.