Essex County

Essex County Juvenile Offense Attorneys

Essex County is located in the northeastern part of New Jersey and has an approximate population of about 794,000 people. As one of the most densely populated counties in the state of New Jersey, Essex County processes a number of juvenile offenses each year. Although juvenile crimes are basically the same as adult crimes, the penalties vary depending on the offense. There are serious ramifications for youngsters who are convicted of juvenile offenses including incarceration, fines, suspension or revocation of driving privileges, community service, and a criminal record. It is important to retain a knowledgeable attorney if your juvenile has been charged with a crime, because a juvenile conviction could ruin potential career and education prospects. The lawyers at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver have years of experience defending juveniles statewide, including in Essex County. Our attorneys have often appeared in Essex County, and have successfully reduced or dropped charges for many juveniles. If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense, you should contact an attorney at our office immediately at 877-450-8301, and he or she will discuss your legal options.

Essex County Juvenile Court

The juvenile cases are dealt with in the Family Division of the Superior Court of Essex County, situated in the Robert N. Wilentz Court Complex, 212 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102. Juvenile prosecutors can charge a youth with drug possession, drug distribution, theft offenses, marijuana offenses, robbery, assault, terroristic threats, alcohol possession and consumption, possession and manufacture of fake identification, eluding, and weapon possession. These charges are all dealt with in Superior Court of Essex County, and the penalties vary depending on the offense. The phone number for the Essex County Courthouse is (973) 693-6600. Our lawyers have often appeared and successfully represented juveniles in Essex County Superior Court.

The Family Judges who handle Juvenile Cases in Essex County are:

  • Judge Martin G. Cronin – (973) 693-6444
  • Judge Francine A. Schott – (973) 693-5883
  • Judge James G. Troiano – (973) 693-6756
  • Family Division information – (973) 693-6678
  • The Family Division Manager, Michele Bertran – (973) 693-6667
  • The Assistant Chief Probation Officer for Juvenile Supervision,
    • Caroline Ilogienboh – (973) 395-3196
  • The Executive Office of the Prosecutor
    • Paula T. Dow – (973) 621-4700
  • Juvenile Division of the Prosecutor’s Office – (973) 621-5384

Directions to Essex County Superior Court

FROM ROUTE 22, 24, 1 & 9 OR I-78 – NEWARK: Exit for Route 21. Route 21 becomes McCarter Highway. Then, from McCarter Highway, make a left onto Raymond Boulevard, and turn left onto Mulberry Street. From Mullberry Street, make a right onto Market Street. Take Market Street to Washington Street and make a right. The Superior Court is one block up on the right.

FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: Begin on the Garden State Parkway to Exit 145 to I-280 East. Take Exit 14A for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Turn right at the traffic light at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Take King Boulevard to Market Street and then make a left. Take Market Street South for two blocks, and then turn left onto Washington Street. The Courthouse is the second building on the right.

NJ TURNPIKE: From the NJ Turnpike, take Exit 15W to I-280 West. Take Exit 14B for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Turn right at the traffic light at the bottom of the ramp onto King Blvd. Continue on King Blvd. to Market Street and then make a left. Take Market Street South. Then, after two blocks make a left onto Washington Street. The Courthouse is the second building on the right.

Essex County Juvenile Detention Center

If a juvenile is sentenced to a specified period of detention, he or she will be detained in the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center. This Detention Center has various programs geared toward rehabilitation of the juvenile. The Essex County Juvenile Detention Center is located at 80 Duryea St., Newark, NJ, 07103. The phone number of the Detention Center is (973) 497-4720. The Detention Center Administrator is Charles Green, who can be reached by e-mail at c.green@ecsc.com.

Juvenile Defense Lawyer in Essex County NJ

If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense in Essex County, you need to contact Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver immediately. We represent juveniles throughout Essex County including, but not limited to, Belleville, Bloomfield, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Newark, Short Hills, Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, West Orange, and South Orange. Your child’s future can be determined by the quality of his or her juvenile defense attorney. With over forty years of experience in criminal law, our attorneys have represented juveniles charged with a variety of offenses and would be happy to speak to you about your case. Please feel free to contact our Newark Office for a free initial consultation. Call us immediately if your child has been charged with an offense, because your child’s future depends on it.