Middlesex County

Middlesex County Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Middlesex County is known as the “Heart” of New Jersey because it is located squarely in the center of New Jersey and stretches from the Rahway River south to Mercer and Monmouth Counties and form Raritan Bay on the Atlantic Ocean west to Somerset County. The county is 318 square miles has 25 municipalities which includes New Brunswick, and a diversity of industrial, office, and residential area. Over the last decade, Middlesex’s population has exploded and this has also given rise to an increase in its juvenile crime rate. If your son or daughter has been charged with an offense then it is necessary for you obtain an experienced juvenile defense attorney to represent them.

At Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver, our lawyers believe that sometimes “good” kids make “bad” decisions and that they deserve a second chance. Our attorneys represent juveniles in Middlesex County on a weekly basis and are rarely unsuccessful at getting the charges downgraded or dropped altogether. This is probably a direct reflection of how much time and effort our attorneys put into each juvenile’s case. Contact us at our New Brunswick office today to speak to a criminal defense lawyer about your child’s options for absolutely free.

Juvenile Court in Middlesex County

When juveniles commit crimes in Middlesex County such as criminal mischief, possession of a fake identification, marijuana possession, robbery, theft, assault, harassment, drug possession, weapon possession, trespass, eluding, and underage possession or consumption of alcohol they usually find themselves before a Family Judge in Middlesex County Superior Court, facing juvenile delinquency charges. The Middlesex County Superior Court Family Courthouse is located at 120 New St., P.O. Box 2691, New Brunswick 08903 and the telephone number is (732) 519-3100. Assistant Prosecutor Ralph Cretella oversees all the cases involving juveniles and all juvenile cases in Middlesex.

The Middlesex County Juvenile Team tracks and maintains records on all juvenile cases, prepares pre-dispositional reports, and oversees case diversions such as Juvenile Conference Committee, Intake Service Conference and Juvenile Referees. Middlesex County’s Family Court Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) recommends specific services for individual juveniles charged as delinquent and acts as an alternative disposition to detention if the juvenile is adjudicated delinquent. The Family Court MDT Coordinator refers youth for services, including drug and alcohol evaluation and mental health evaluations, and maintains a database of clients and services.

A popular alternative to detention is Middlesex County’s “Clean Slate” program which is a joint effort between the prosecutor’s office and police departments. The program consists of six weeks of training, community service and a variety of other duties that is aimed at giving juveniles a second chance so they can avoid a criminal record because it can impact their lives when they’re adults.

Middlesex Juvenile Court Judges are:

  • Judge Jane Bruskin Cantor – (732) 519-3120
  • Judge Roger W. Daley – (732) 519-3115
  • Team Leader, Juvenile A-L: Elissa Landis – (732) 519-3248
  • Team Leader, Juvenile M-Z: Sharon Andresen – (732) 519-3262
  • Juvenile Probation/Post Disposition Supervision – (732) 448-6100

Directions to Middlesex County Superior Court, Family Courthouse

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 127 and merge onto the New Jersey Turnpike. Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 9 toward US 1/New Brunswick/Princeton/Trenton and then merge onto Route 18 North. Stay straight to go onto 18 North and travel 3 miles to the New Street exit. Proceed 4 blocks and end at 120 New Street, New Brunswick, NJ. The Family Courthouse will be on left. Parking deck (fee charged) is directly to the right of the building.

Middlesex County Youth Detention Center

The New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission oversees all the juvenile detention in the state. Middlesex County has its own detention facility. The Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center is located on Apple Orchard Lane, North Brunswick, NJ. The telephone number is 732-297-8991.

Perry Tchorni, Administrator of Operations…………………………Email: tchornip@co.somerset.nj.us

Sebastin Trapani, Asst. Superintendent………………………………Email: strapani@co.monmouth.nj.us

Juvenile Attorney in Middlesex County

If your son or daughter has gotten in trouble in Middlesex County and is facing criminal charges it is important that you hire an experienced juvenile defense attorney. Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver has over 100 years of combined experience representing juveniles in Middlesex County. Our attorneys represent juveniles who have been arrested in Cranbury, East Brunswick, Edison, Highland Park, Iselin, Jamesburg, Lincoln Park, Menlo Park, Metuchen, Milltown, Morristown, New Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainsboro, Sayreville, South Amboy, South Plainfield, South River, Woodbridge or elsewhere in Middlesex County. If you would like to learn more about your child’s charges and the possible repercussions, please feel free to contact us 24/7 to talk to a lawyer for absolutely free.