Morris County

Morris County Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Morris County is one of the fastest growing counties in New Jersey and is surrounded by Essex, Union, Somerset, Warren, Sussex, and Passaic Counties. Even though it is part of the metropolitan region, approximately 30 miles northwest of New York City, it is rich in historic lore and nestled amid rolling hills, broad valleys and glittering lakes. Morris County’s combination of natural beauty and pleasant suburban living sometimes feels the influence of its proximity to metropolitan surroundings and it’s safe to say that juvenile crimes are no stranger to the county. When a juvenile is arrested and their future is in jeopardy it is essential that they get an experienced juvenile defense lawyer to fight for them. The attorneys from Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver have over 100 years of experience successfully representing juveniles in Morris County. A lawyer in our Morristown Office will fight vigorously for your family to ensure that your son or daughter receive the best defense money can buy. Contact our office today to talk to one of our lawyers and receive information regarding your child’s charges at no cost.

Morris County Juvenile Court

All juvenile cases in Morris County are heard at the Family Part of the Morris County Superior Court within the Chancery Division. The Morris County Superior Court handles juvenile charges such as shoplifting, robbery, burglary, theft, marijuana possession, assault, trespass, drug possession, criminal mischief, harassment, underage possession or consumption of alcohol, and false identification. The Morris County Superior Court is located at Washington & Court Sts., Morristown, NJ 07960 and telephone number is 973-656-4000. The Family Division has general jurisdiction over all family matters including juvenile delinquency. The trial work of the division is currently divided among the Presiding Judge and four Judges. A Family Division Manager who oversees a staff of 54 who are organized within several teams which include Juvenile Conference Committees (JCC) that decide matters usually involving first time juvenile offenders, Court Intake Service Conferences (ISC) that are used for more serious offenses or for repeat juvenile offenders, and Juvenile Referees who accept pleas to second, third, and fourth degree offenses, as well as recommending non-custodial dispositional alternatives.

The Morris County Juvenile Court Judge is:

Judge Thomas J. Critchley, Jr. (973) 656-4305
Court Intake Service Conferences (ISC) (973) 656-4308
Juvenile Referees (973) 656-4308

Directions to Morristown Superior Court

From Garden State Parkway: Take Exit 127 to 287 North and follow signs to 287 N toward 78 West. Stay on 287 N for approximately 19 miles. Take 287 N to Exit 36B to CR-510 West/Lafayette Ave. Turn right onto Morris Street/CR-510. Turn right onto East Park Place/US 202 and then turn onto Washington St/CR-510/NJ-24.

From I-80: From Essex Passaic and Bergen counties take I-80 West. from western Morris, Sussex and Warren counties take I-80 East. follow signs for I-287 South. proceed as from I-287.

From I-287: Take Exit 35, which is Route 124 (old 24 west) into Morristown. Follow signs for Madison West: this becomes South St. in downtown Morristown. South St. ends at The Green, a small park at which all traffic must turn right onto S. Park PL. From S. Park Pl., go of the way around The Green by Turning Left onto E. Park Pl. From N. Park Pl., turn right onto Washington St. Courthouse is on the left, at the corner of Washington and Court Sts. (2 blocks from The Green)

Morris County Detention Center

All juveniles sentenced to incarceration in Morris County are detained at the Morris County Juvenile Detention Facility which is located at 460 West Hanover Ave in Morris Township, NJ. The detention center was built in July 9, 1962 and it is run by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders which is part of the Human Services Department. The facility can hold up to 42 delinquents at any one time and the detention center has recreational, educational, social and religious programs for all the juvenile residents. The director of the Morris County Detention Center is Edward C. Facas and the Deputy Director is Thomas P. Pollio. The detention center employs a full staff which includes 23 detention officers, and numerous nurses, social workers, and teachers. The Juvenile Detention Center processes more than 275 juveniles every year, and approximately 85% are males and 15% are females and the average length of incarceration is about 25 days. The mailing address is PO Box 900 Morristown, NJ 07963 and the telephone number is 973-285-2965 and facsimile is 973-285-2960.

Juvenile Lawyers in Morris County New Jersey

Morris County is known for taking juvenile offenses very seriously and when a juvenile is found delinquent it can have a drastic effect on their young, impressionable life. This is why it is so important to have an experienced lawyer is familiar with the Morris County Juvenile Court system represent you and your child. If your son or daughter has been charged with a juvenile offense in Chatham, Denville, Dover, East Hanover, Florham Park, Madison, Mendham, Monroe, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mount Arlington, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Rockaway, Whippany or elsewhere in Morris County, Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver can help. Our attorneys have the necessary know-how to assist your family through this difficult time so that your child can come out on top. Contact our office any time to talk to a criminal defense lawyer absolutely free of charge to learn more about your child’s options.