Juvenile Crime Lawyer in Watchung, New Jersey
Watchung Juvenile Offense Attorneys Defend Minors Against Criminal Charges
In New Jersey, allegations against juveniles are handled very differently from allegations made against adults. When a juvenile commits an act that, when committed by an adult would constitute a crime, that act is often considered an act of delinquency. Whereas the intention of the Courts in a criminal conviction is to punish the offender, the Court’s intention in dealing with an act of juvenile delinquency is to prevent the juvenile from committing this or similar offenses in the future.
Some of the more common juvenile acts of delinquency are set forth below:
- Theft and/or shoplifting
- Underage Drinking
- Sex Crimes (sexual assault, rape, touching, etc.)
- Possession of a weapon
- Marijuana Possession
- Simple Assault
- Criminal Mischief (vandalism, graffiti, etc.)
- CDS Possession and Distribution
In New Jersey, juvenile crimes are typically handled by the Superior Court in the County in which the allegations arise. Therefore, if a juvenile crime is committed in Watchung, the case will generally be handled in Somerset County Superior Court in the Family Division. Somerset County Superior Court is located at 20 North Bridge Street in Somerville, New Jersey.
About the Aggressive Watchung Juvenile Crimes Lawyers at Bramnick Law
Our attorneys have years of experience representing juveniles faced with allegations of criminal conduct. Jon Bramnick is our founding partner, and has been practicing for over 30 years. Mr. Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and has been named a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” since 2006.
Many of our lawyers are former prosecutors. Robert Rowbotham, II is a former Deputy Attorney General for the State Attorney General’s Office of New Jersey-Criminal Division. Casey Woodruff has tried cases before the State Supreme Court of New Jersey and served as a Union County prosecutor. Gary Grabas is a former Middlesex County prosecutor.
Free Consultations Available – Watchung Juvenile Crime Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been charged with an act of juvenile delinquency, our criminal attorneys may be able to help. Please contact us for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day.