Juvenile Crimes Process in New Jersey
Juvenile Crime Lawyers in Newark, NJ Defend Minors Against Criminal Charges
There are few things more frightening to parents than to learn that their child has been arrested for a crime. If you are in this situation, you probably have many questions about what will happen next.
At the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our lawyers have extensive experience representing juveniles in criminal proceedings. We offer a free and confidential consultation to answer your questions about the juvenile criminal process. We have offices in Scotch Plains, Florham Park, Newark and East Brunswick.
What Will Happen If My Child Is Arrested in East Orange, NJ?
A police officer can take your child into custody if he or she has probable cause to believe that your child has committed a crime. In the juvenile setting, a crime is referred to as an act of delinquency. Rather than criminal charges, your child may face a delinquency complaint.
After your child is taken into custody, his or her case may be handled in several ways:
- Your child may be released to you without filing a delinquency complaint.
- Your child may be released to you pending a delinquency hearing, where the court will make a determination on the charges.
- Your child may be held in secure detention pending his or her hearing.
In an adult court, a person is found guilty or not guilty of a criminal offense. In a juvenile setting, a child is found to be delinquent or not delinquent. If found delinquent, your child may face a variety of penalties, including:
- Community service
- Financial restitution
- Participation in counseling or treatment program
- Detention in a juvenile facility
If the charges are serious enough, juveniles may also be waived to adult court where they will face adult consequences.
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