Bridgewater Juvenile Crime Attorney
Criminal Lawyers Help Minors Facing Juvenile Crime Charges in Bridgewater, NJ
If you or a loved one has been charged with a juvenile crime, you may be feeling overwhelmed with emotion and confusion as to how to best help the juvenile. In the State of 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.
Common juvenile acts of delinquency include:
- Sex Crimes
- Marijuana Possession
- CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) possession and distribution
- Underage drinking and DWI
- Criminal mischief
Penalties for Juvenile Crimes in Bridgewater, New Jersey
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. Therefore, it is important to seek the help of an experienced New Jersey juvenile crimes lawyer to fight for the best outcome.
At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our criminal attorneys have years of experience representing juveniles in Bridgewater and across the State of New Jersey. Our attorneys understand how to navigate through the juvenile legal system. Gary Grabas, Casey Woodruff, and Robert Rowbotham, II are all former prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is Certified Civil Trial Attorney and has over 30 years of trial experience.
Free Consultations Available – Bridgewater Juvenile Crimes Lawyer
If your child has been arrested in Bridgewater, our criminal defense attorneys may be able to assist you. We can be reached 24 hours a day at (908) 322-7000. The initial consultation is free.