Jersey City Juvenile Defense Lawyer
The Hudson County Vicinage of the New Jersey Superior Court in Jersey City is one of the busiest for juvenile charges. This only makes sense given that Jersey City is the second most populated city in the state. If your child was charged with a criminal offense that has been sent to the county courthouse for resolution, a lawyer at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is ready to defend them. More importantly, we have over 100 years of experience representing juvenile clients arrested for an assortment of charges. And prior to dedicating our efforts exclusively to the defense of the accused, many of us served as prosecutors. The attorneys our our staff certainly have the know how that is necessary to afford your son or daughter optimum protection against a conviction in the Juvenile Court in Jersey City. To speak to a Jersey City Juvenile Defense Lawyer at our firm immediately, call our Jersey City Office at 201-309-0500 for a free consultation.
The attorneys on our staff defend all juvenile offenses including those involving allegations of:
- Sexual assault
- Gun and weapon possession
- Drug distribution
- Possession of Marijuana and other forms of CDS
- Aggravated assault
- Terroristic threats
What You Need To Know If Your Child Is Facing A Juvenile Offense In Trenton
There are a few fundamental things you should know if your child is facing a juvenile offense in Trenton. First, you need to know that you are required under New Jersey Law as the parent or guardian of the accused to hire an attorney for the juvenile. You cannot walk into the juvenile court and act as your child’s attorney nor can you allow him or her to appear without representation. Your only option is to retain a lawyer or fill out a 5A Form to apply for a public defender. If you are financial incapable of hiring a private lawyer given your limited income, then you will be assigned a Hudson County Public Defender.
The second fact you should be aware of is that all juvenile proceedings are private. Everything that happens in the courtroom is closed to the public. There is no ability to discover the nature of the charges, what was said or done in court, or the results of the case other than law enforcement and the court itself. Future employers, licensing boards or other entities that would normally have occasion to perform a criminal background check have no access to the records of a juvenile case.
The third item you should know is that a juvenile delinquency case is no handled through the normal criminal channels. Your child will not appear before a criminal judge but rather one sitting in the Family Part. The objective of this individual will be to foster responsibility and to rehabilitate your son or daughter as opposed to punish them. The only exception is to this limitation is where a child is waived to adult court.
Juvenile Attorney in Jersey City New Jersey
If you are looking for a juvenile attorney in Jersey City, you have landed in the right place. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall comprise one of the largest and most experienced criminal defense teams in the state. We also happen to possess extensive familiarity with the court system in Jersey City since we have litigated countless cases there. For an immediate free consultation with an attorney at the firm, contact us in Jersey City at 201-309-0500 anytime 24/7.