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. Call us today or contact us via our online form.
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 An 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. We will review the facts of your child’s case and recommend an effective course of action.
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