Camden County

Camden County Juvenile Lawyers

In 1844, Camden County, New Jersey was formed from parts of Gloucester County. With a population of about 510,000 people, Camden County has a significant amount of criminal offenses processed each year. A portion of these crimes are juvenile offenses, which are committed by individuals under the age of 18. The criteria for juvenile offenses are almost exactly the same as adult criminal offenses, but the penalties usually differ. Although juvenile penalties are typically less serious than adult penalties for the same crime, a conviction for a juvenile could have disastrous effects on his or her future. Juvenile penalties include incarceration, fines, suspension or revocation of driving privileges, community service, and a criminal record.

The ramifications of juvenile delinquency make it crucial that you obtain a reputable, experience juvenile defense attorney if your child is facing a juvenile charge. The lawyers at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver are prior prosecutors with over forty years of experience in criminal defense. Our attorneys have successfully defended countless juveniles and often appear in Camden County. If your child is charged with a juvenile offense, you should contact a juvenile defense attorney at our firm and he/she will work to develop the best possible defense for your child.

Camden County Juvenile Court

If a juvenile is charged with an offense in Camden County they will be required to appear in the Camden County Superior Court in the Family Division. The Courthouse is located at 101 S. 5th St., Camden, New Jersey, 08060. Juveniles can be charged with a variety of offenses, the most common including marijuana possession and/or distribution, drug possession and/or distribution, theft offenses, burglary, shoplifting, robbery, assault offenses, harassment, false identification, eluding, and underage alcohol possession and consumption. The juvenile team handles all the juvenile cases in Camden County and there are specific programs set up to process different cases depending on the seriousness and the needs of the families and juveniles. The phone number for the Family Division is 856-379-2200 ext. 3654.

The Juvenile Court Judges in Union County are:

  • Judge Angelo J. DiCamillo – (856) 379-2361
  • Judge Charles W. Dortch – (856) 379-2348
  • Family Division Information – (856) 379-2204
  • The Family Division Manager, Dawn Brevard Waters – (856) 379-2395
  • Juvenile Team Leaders:
    • James R. Alston – (856) 379-2200
    • William Carter – (856) 379-2200
  • The Executive Office of the Prosecutor,
  • Warren W. Faulk – (856) 225-8400

Directions to the Camden County Superior Courthouse

From N.J. Turnpike SOUTH: Take Exit 4 to Route 73 North. Then, Take Route 73 North to I-295 South. Proceed as from I-295 (directions below).

From I-295: Take I-295 to I-676 (follow the signs for the Walt Whitman Bridge until you see signs for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and then follow the signs for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge). From I-676 take Exit 5A (Martin Luther King Blvd.). From Exit 5A, make a right at the bottom of the ramp onto Martin Luther King Blvd./Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The courthouse is on the right, at the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd./Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and 5th St.

The Camden County Juvenile Detention Center

When juveniles are arrested in Camden County and sentenced to incarceration they are taken to Camden County Juvenile Detention Center. The Camden County Juvenile Detention Center also holds juveniles prior to being adjudicated delinquent if they need to be detained. It is located on Lakeland Campus, Blackwood, NJ, 08012. The phone number for the Center is (856) 374-6100. The Administrator is Robbie Reid, who can be contacted by e-mail at rreid@camdencounty.com.

Juvenile Defense Attorney in Camden County New Jersey

Penalties from juvenile convictions are very serious and that is why it is important that you immediately contact a lawyer if your child has been charged. A child facing juvenile charges puts an emotional strain on the entire family, and the best thing a parent can do for his or her child is to contact a competent attorney with a good reputation and who can be trusted. The attorneys at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver will present an aggressive defense for your juvenile. Our firm represents juveniles who have been arrested in Audubon, Barrington, Bellmawr, Berlin, Camden City, Cherry Hill, Clementon, Gloucester City, Mangolia, Stratford, Pine Hill, Pine Valley, Voorhees Township or any other township in Camden County. Please contact our office at 1-877-450-8301 to receive a free consultation with one of experienced juvenile defense lawyers.