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Juvenile Crimes Attorney In Morristown, NJ
Criminal Convictions For Juveniles Can Have A Lifetime Of Consequences — We Work To Keep Juvenile Records Clean Throughout Northern Jersey
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 their choice and their ability to secure a good job. A minor charged as an adult could face a much more serious penalty, including possible jail time.
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 we will fight aggressively to protect their future.
Contact the professionals at James Porfido, Attorney at Law today to schedule a consultation with a Morristown juvenile defense attorney.
Defending Against Underage Drinking And Driving And Other Juvenile Crimes in Morris County, NJ
Was your child charged with underage alcohol consumption, drug charges, assault, criminal mischief, or any other juvenile 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 that 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 will be thoroughly explained. Out-of-court resolutions, such as Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC) and Intake Services Committee (ISC), will also be discussed in detail.
Our Morristown juvenile crime attorney has experience in a wide range of offenses, including:
- Underage drinking (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15 and 2C:33-16)
- Minor in possession
- Marijuana possession
- Property crimes
- Drug crimes (possession, distribution, paraphernalia) (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-1, et seq.)
- Assault (N.J.S.A. 2C: 12-1, et seq.)
- Criminal mischief (N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3)
- Theft (shoplifting) (N.J.S.A. 2C:20-1, et seq. and 2C: 39-1, et seq.)
Contact A Morristown Juvenile Defense Attorney Who Has More Than 20 Years Of Experience With The NJ Criminal Justice System
When your child is facing a juvenile criminal matter, we offer the experience of a lawyer who has been a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney for more than 20 years. As a seasoned attorney working in the juvenile court system in Morris County, James 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 their behalf.
Call us or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting with a Morristown juvenile defense attorney. We will review the facts of your child’s case and recommend an effective course of action.
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TestimonialsOpinions From Those Who Matter Most
“Mr. Porfido came highly recommended to me when I found myself in need of representation in Federal court. I was impressed by his legal skill & knowledge. It was also apparent to me through this process that he was highly respected by his peers.”- M.M.
“Mr. Porfido always followed up and answered my emails and calls no matter the time. He also showed great compassion and concern for me and my children through the whole case and even after.”- N.K.
“James is by far the best attorney I’ve worked and I have referred friends and family to the Porfido Law Firm for years. The staff is extra friendly and James helped my friend with his expungement which allowed him to get the job he wanted after colle”- R.M.
“I've used his services on two occasions and each time his entire staff was very helpful, professional and swift in handling my situation, I couldn't have asked for a better outcome and I absolutely highly recommend James!”- T.A.
“Great experience. Handles himself extremely well in front of the judge. Very knowledgeable and gets the job done. Would highly recommend him to my friends.”- J.R.
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We have worked both sides of criminal cases. We are committed to helping individuals who face criminal charges.
- Protect your rights
- Minimize the impact on your daily lives
- Fight for best possible case outcomes and explore all defenses to achieve best results
- Prevent criminal charges or convictions from damaging future opportunities
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