Elizabeth NJ Juvenile Defense Lawyer
The Union County Superior Court is located in Elizabeth New Jersey. The Family Division of this Court has jurisdiction to decide all juvenile delinquency charges filed in the county. If your child is facing a criminal offense in Elizabeth, you are required by law to hire a lawyer to represent their interests. There is no discretion on your part to decide otherwise as all juveniles are required to have an attorney when they walk into court.
Our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, employs attorneys with the qualifications necessary to thoroughly protect your son or daughter. We are a team of former prosecutors and knowledgeable lawyers with over 100 years of experience representing juveniles in Elizabeth. You can count on our firm to provide an attorney with the skills necessary to achieve a favorable outcome of your case. To speak to a lawyer on our staff immediately, call us at (908) 272-1700 for a free consultation.
Union County Juvenile Criminal Charge
It is common for a parent to downplay the seriousness of a Union County juvenile criminal charge. They jump to the conclusion that because the proceedings are private and records sealed, there is little that is life altering that can occur in juvenile court. While it is true that the goal of the court system is to rehabilitate a juvenile who has committed a criminal offense, the penalties that may be imposed to accomplish this objective can be severe. In fact, juvenile detention is an option that applies in just about every juvenile case, even those involving a disorderly persons offense. It is therefore important that you take the juvenile proceedings in your child’s case serious. To this end, you will not only have to comply with your obligation to hire an attorney for your son or daughter but also that the person is equipped with what is necessary to secure the best outcome of the charge.
At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team has decades of experience representing juveniles charged with criminal offenses at the Union County Superior Court. We possess the know how to insure that your child successfully defends his or her charges. At attorney is ready to begin formulating a plan to defend any Union County juvenile offense charge including:
- Distribution of Drugs
- Possession of CDS including Marijuana
- Aggravated Assault
- Terroristic Threats
- Criminal Mischief
- Gun Possession
Juvenile Attorney in Elizabeth New Jersey
The mission whenever we defend a criminal charge like these is to obtain a dismissal. When this is not an outcome that can be secured, a deferred disposition is the next best option. This is akin to a diversion in adult court similar to Pretrial Intervention or Conditional Discharge. It allows a juvenile to avoid a criminal record if they stay out of trouble for a specified period. The offense is dismissed upon successful completion of the deferred disposition period. Our Union County Juvenile Lawyers can assist you in securing the optimum resolution of his/her case in Elizabeth. An attorney is available 24/7 to answer your questions and discuss your options. Call us at 908-272-1700 for a free consultation.