Has your minor child come abreast of the law? If your son or daughter has been taken into custody and they face juvenile offense charges, JFM Criminal Defense Firm would be pleased to provide you with our legal expertise during this harrowing time in your family’s life. We understand how stressful this situation is, and our sensitive attorneys are prepared to walk you through the process, all while providing aggressive legal representation for your child.
Juvenile Offenses Law in Camden County, New Jersey
Essentially, most any crime can be charged as a juvenile offense if the accused is a minor. Unlike adult criminal offenses though, the juvenile system seeks to rehabilitate rather than penalize. The New Jersey Code of Juvenile Justice governs these violations and proceedings. These cases are heard in the Family Part of the Chancery Division in Camden County Superior Court. Some common juvenile offenses are as follows:
- Drug charges
- Disorderly Conduct
- Simple Assault
When a child under 18 is charged with a juvenile offense, the case is assigned to a judge in family court. Juveniles are taken into custody and if the charges against them are proven, they are adjudicated delinquent, rather than convicted of a crime.
About JFM Criminal Defense Firm
At JFM Criminal Defense Firm, our legal defense team is intimately familiar with the Camden County juvenile court system and how to work with the family court judge and prosecutor to effect a favorable resolution. Juveniles have rights, such as the right to face witnesses, the right to testify or not testify and the presumption of innocence. The state must prove your child’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Our firm ensures that these rights are preserved and works to beat the state’s case against your juvenile. When a dismissal is not possible, we seek deferred disposition. Our team has a collective total of over 100 years of experience in criminal law. We are skilled in the defense of minors and adults, and we work with families to achieve the best outcome.
If you or someone you love has a child who has been charged with a juvenile offense in Camden, call on JFM Criminal Defense Firm for valuable assistance. Our team will help you get your juvenile back on track and work to safeguard his/her future. Call 856-662-8300 today.