Union County

Union County NJ Juvenile Lawyer

Union County is located in northern New Jersey, with a population of about 525,000. Among this population are a number of juveniles who are charged with juvenile offenses each year in Union County. In Union, there are over 100 juveniles charged with offenses per month. Juvenile charges can be very detrimental to any youngster’s future, as a conviction could seriously alter a child’s prospective educational and career opportunities. If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense, it is absolutely necessary to retain an experienced NJ juvenile defense attorney. Juveniles face severe penalties if convicted of offenses, including serving time in a detention center, performing community service, fines, and suspension of driving privileges. Here at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver, our attorneys have the skill to effectively represent juveniles in Union County. Our lawyers often appear in Union County and have successfully represented many juveniles. The attorneys will work to dispose or mitigate the charges against your child.

Union County Juvenile Court

In Union County, all juvenile cases are handled in the Family Division of the Union County Superior Court, situated in the New Annex, which is located at 2 Broad St., Elizabeth, New Jersey, 07207. A juvenile can be charged with marijuana possession and distribution, drug possession, drug distribution, theft offenses, burglary, shoplifting, robbery, assault, harassment, weapon possession, underage alcohol possession and consumption, false IDs, and eluding. The phone number for the Union County Courthouse is (908) 659-4600.

All juvenile cases go through the Union County Juvenile Unit which monitors, supervises and makes sure the juveniles who have been adjudicated delinquent comply with the completion with their conditions of probation. The unit is comprised of specialized programs which are custom designed to address each juveniles assessed needs. This is done by assessing each juvenile and then formulating a plan of action for the case. The case plan focuses the supervision of the juvenile towards compliance and achievement of positive outcomes in line with operational goals. Another program offered by Union County Incentive Program which provides intensive supervision to juveniles who are at risk of placement in Jamesburg. This is a one year program which is comprised of counseling, educational/vocational curriculum and community service.

Union County Juvenile Court Judge:

  • Judge Frederick R. McDaniel – (908) 659-5881
  • The Family Division Manager, Edgar F. Sepulveda – (908) 659-5827
  • The Director of the Family Division,
    • Juvenile Team Leader, Neil Ash – (908) 659-5881
  • The Assistant Chief Probation Officer for Juvenile Supervision,
    • Bruce Colandrea – (908) 659-4093
  • The Executive Office of the Prosecutor,
    • Theodore J. Romankow – (908) 527-4510
  • Assistant Prosecutors for the Monmouth County Family Division are:
    • Doreen Yanick – (908) 527-4631

Union County Juvenile Detention Center

Juveniles who are sentenced to incarceration in Union County are usually sent to Union County Juvenile Detention Center to carry out their disposition. The detention center processes over a hundred juveniles each year and others educational programs with the goal of rehabilitation The Union County Juvenile Detention Center is located in 1075 Edward St., Linden, NJ, 07036. The phone number is (908) 523-1583. The Superintendent of the Detention Center is Greg Lyons, who can be contacted by e-mail at glyons@ucnj.org.

Juvenile Defense Attorneys in Union County

Please contact Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver if you have been charged in any of the following Union County Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, Union, Westfield, Winfield or any other town in Union County. Our lawyers are recognized for their achievements in juvenile defense work and often appear in Union County. We have been successful at representing juveniles for all kinds of offenses and are competent to provide your child with a strong defense to any charge. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation at 1-877-450-8301.