Do Not Underestimate The Impact Of Any Juvenile Criminal Charge

When children are charged with criminal mischief, too many parents dismiss it as "kids being kids." What they fail to realize is that a conviction of vandalism and other forms of criminal mischief can have serious repercussions. A juvenile record may prevent someone from getting into the college of his or her choice, getting a job, or renting an apartment. Repeat offenders may even face time in a juvenile detention facility, or be charged as an adult.

At James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, we have more than 20 years of experience representing juveniles. We are committed to minimizing the consequences your child faces in the present and reducing the effects a criminal charge will have on his or her future. Contact our juvenile defense law office for an immediate consultation.

We are experienced with criminal mischief crimes, including:

  • Vandalism
  • Graffiti
  • Smashing mailboxes
  • Breaking windows
  • Other forms of property damage

Our Morristown criminal mischief lawyer will thoroughly evaluate the case and put up strong challenges where appropriate. We are seasoned in working in the juvenile court system, and will use our skills to obtain the best possible outcome for your child.

Guiding You Through The Juvenile Justice System

The courts recognize that children are young and make mistakes. Thus, they are governed by a separate code of principles under the Juvenile Code of Justice. This statute deals with special sentencing, confidentiality of records and other factors in juvenile criminal cases. We will give guidance and advice regarding the specific aspects of your child's case and the protections the Juvenile Code of Justice offers him.

We understand that facing the justice system can be frightening for both you and your child, especially if this is a first offense. We will let you know what to expect in regard to attending juvenile court, sentencing and future outlook. We will guide you through the juvenile justice system so there are no unwelcome surprises.

  • Please see our juvenile matters information center for more information regarding juvenile law issues.
  • Criminal mischief is described in N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3, et.seq. of the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice.

Contact us to arrange an initial consultation with a Morristown criminal mischief lawyer and Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, as Certified by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, since 1995.

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