Juvenile law – a different process than prosecution of adults…

Kids make mistakes. However, when those mistakes involve the law, it can lead to lasting consequences. Adolescents often commit crimes that don’t reflect their true character because they fail to consider the repercussions of their actions. When a child is accused of a delinquent act, they often need a lawyer to protect their best interests.

In New Jersey, individuals under the age of 18 are considered juveniles and, usually, prosecuted differently than adults. As children in the eyes of the law, minors can receive more protection from the court than adults do. The Juvenile Court System aims to assist and rehabilitate the child. Juveniles who commit serious offenses can be sent to a juvenile detention facility or a child welfare facility, while the preferable result is, of course, probation – a period of time where phone calls and possible monthly meetings assure no further violations, and then dismissal of the case.

If your child has been accused of an illegal activity, we understand that this is a stressful and frightening time for any parent. The Law Office of Jay Weinberg has experience helping children and their families protect their rights within the juvenile court system. We have represented young people on a wide variety of charges. Our representation includes discussions with adolescents on better decision making and impulse control, and how to improve their lives in specific ways, and the lives of those around them.

If your child is facing delinquency charges call Jay Weinberg today at (732) 247-4770.