Criminal Convictions For Juveniles Can Have Lifetime Consequences

We Work To Keep Juvenile Records Clean

Juvenile delinquency can cause immediate and irreparable harm to your child's future. In certain instances, a juvenile record can interfere with your child's admission to the college of his or her choice and the ability to secure a good job. A minor charged as an adult could face a much more serious penalty and sentence.

Because of their age and inexperience, children often do not comprehend the repercussions of their actions until it is too late. The courts recognize this, and thus, juveniles receive special treatment in the criminal justice system; they are governed by the Code of Juvenile Justice (N.J.S.A. Title 2A Chapter 4A)

At the New Jersey law offices of James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, we offer sound counsel and aggressive defense of juvenile defendants. We take every step to ensure that a minor stays in juvenile court and fight aggressively to protect his or her future. Call 973-683-1140 to schedule an appointment.

Defending Against Underage Drinking And Driving And Other Juvenile Crimes

Was your child charged with underage alcohol consumption, drug charges, assault, criminal mischief, or any other offense? The consequences can adversely affect your child's future. Our office can advise you of the legal consequences of a juvenile record. We will develop a defense strategy designed to minimize the effect a criminal charge has on your child's prospects.

We will provide guidance and explain all aspects of the charge and its repercussions. We will evaluate the case and discuss whether your child's offense is subject to waiver, which allows the state to try your child as an adult offender. Records and expungements and the rehabilitative purpose of the juvenile process are thoroughly explained. Out-of-court resolutions such as Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC) and Intake Services Committee (ISC) are also discussed in detail.

Our Morristown juvenile crime attorney has experience in a wide range of offenses, including:

More Than 20 Years Of Experience

When your child is facing a juvenile crime matter, we offer the experience of a lawyer who has been a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney for more than 20 years. As a seasoned attorney working in the juvenile court system in Morris County, Mr. Porfido knows how it functions. He has established good relationships with local judges, attorneys and court personnel. The firm has the ability to protect your child and achieve a favorable outcome on his or her behalf.

For additional information regarding juvenile law issues, please see our juvenile matters information center.

Call 973-683-1140 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting. We will review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action.

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