Wall NJ Juvenile Attorney
Wall Township is a family community with a large school system and many children. There are approximately 3,923 students enrolled in the four (4) elementary schools, Wall Intermediate School and Wall High School. With so many children and young adults in the municipality, there is more than enough juvenile delinquency and criminal charges involving minors.
If your child was arrested or charged with a criminal offense such as drug possession, assault, or criminal mischief, you must retain counsel on their behalf or qualify for a public defender. The reason is because NJ Law does not permit a parent or anyone else to represent their child in juvenile proceedings — there must be representation by an attorney. Our Wall Township Office can offer you skilled representation from former prosecutors and seasoned defense lawyers who comprise the largest criminal firm in Monmouth County. Our lawyers are available 24/7 for free consultation at 732-449-2292.
Charged With A Juvenile Offense In Wall Township
There is no limitation to the types of criminal charges that may be filed against a juvenile. They may be charged with the same offenses as an adult although the process for resolving the offense and penalties are different. Rather than your child’s case being heard in a criminal court, it will be proceed through the Family Division of the Family Court in Freehold. A family judge will be both the trier of fact and law as there are no jury trials in this division of the courts. The penalties that apply to your child are those prescribed for juvenile delinquency cases as opposed to the criminal code that applies to adults. The only exception is where your child is waived up to the Criminal Division and tried/charged as an adult. Notwithstanding the difference in treatment, a juvenile may be incarcerated, his/her license suspended, subjected to probation, community service and/or drug testing, and other consequences. It is certainly in the best interests for you to retain an attorney and, in fact, required unless you income is limited enough to qualify for a public defender. Our former prosecutors can offer your child skilled representation for all juvenile offenses including:
- Possession of Drugs including Marijuana
- Selling, Distributing or Possessing With Intent to Distribute CDS
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Weapon Violations
- Criminal Mischief
- Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Contact & Other Sex Crimes
- Theft of Movable Property
Skilled Lawyer To Defend Your Wall Juvenile Offense
It is unnerving to say the least to learn that your child has gotten into legal trouble, let alone been arrested for criminal conduct in Wall. We realize that you probably need to gather yourself and determine what needs to be done to protect your child. There is literally not a single doubt that consultation with an attorney is the prudent move, especially if they are being questioned by the Wall Township Police, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office or another agency. Our Wall Township New Jersey Criminal Attorneys are highly experienced criminal defense advocates and can afford you the protection you need during questioning and in court. Initial consultations are free of charge so do not hesitate to contact us.