Bloomfield Juvenile Crime Lawyer
Juvenile Crime Attorneys Defend Minors Against Criminal Charges in Bloomfield, NJ
The Township of Bloomfield has over 47,000 residents. The Bloomfield Public Schools serve over 3,300 students through eight elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The Bloomfield recreation department also hosts many events for Bloomfield’s children at Brookside Park and Clark’s Pond South. Despite the community’s commitment to its youth, it is sometimes necessary for the Bloomfield Police Department to investigate allegations of juvenile delinquency and file formal complaints against those involved.
Juvenile offenses arising out of Bloomfield are typically handled in the Family Court Division of Essex County Superior Court. Essex County Superior Court is located at 50 West Market Street in Newark.
Juvenile Crimes & The Law in New Jersey
If your or someone close to you has been charged with a juvenile crime, you may be feeling overwhelmed with emotion and confusion as to how to best help. In New Jersey, offenses committed by juveniles that are deemed “crimes” when committed by an adult, are considered “acts of delinquency.” Although an adult and juvenile may commit the same offense, the Courts of New Jersey handle acts of delinquency and criminal acts very differently.
Whereas in prosecuting criminal acts the goal is to punish offenders, the Court’s goal in prosecuting acts of delinquency is to help the juvenile and prevent recidivism. Despite the differences in approach, a conviction of a juvenile crime will result in a criminal record for at least a predetermined number of years. This record may affect the juvenile’s future employment and educational opportunities. It is very important to retain the help of an experienced New Jersey juvenile crimes lawyer to fight for the best outcome for the child.
Juvenile Delinquency in Bloomfield, New Jersey
Some of the more common juvenile acts arising out of Bloomfield include:
- Criminal mischief
- Underage drinking and DWI
- Marijuana possession
- CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) possession and distribution
- Sex Crimes
At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our attorneys have years of experience representing juveniles across the State of New Jersey. Our attorneys understand the ins and outs of the legal system as it relates to juveniles. Gary Grabas, Casey Woodruff, and Robert Rowbotham, II are all former prosecutors. Jon Bramnick has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer.
Free Consultations Available – Bloomfield Juvenile Crimes Attorney
If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our juvenile crimes lawyers, you can reach us at (908) 322-7000. Our criminal attorneys are available 24 hours a day.