Toms River Juvenile Defense Lawyer
If your child has been charged with a criminal offense in Ocean County, their case will be sent to Toms River for disposition. The reason is because this is where the Juvenile Part of the Family Division of the Ocean County Superior Court is located. The juvenile judge who sits in this court is responsible for deciding every juvenile criminal offense filed in the county. So irrespective of where the charge was filed in the county against your child, Toms River is where the juvenile case will be litigated.
The attorneys at our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, have been defending children arrested for a wide range of violations in Toms River for over two decades now. Our former prosecutors and skilled lawyers have handled countless hearings at the courthouse with a long record of success helping families like yours. To speak to a Toms River Juvenile Defense Lawyer immediately, call 732-908-1115. Initial telephone consultations are free whether they are over the telephone or in person at our Toms River Office.
What You Need To Know About Your Child’s Toms River Criminal Charge
The first thing you should know is that while the penalties for a juvenile criminal charge can be significant, the mission of the juvenile court is not to rehabilitate your child rather than impose punishment. This is a primary reason why cases are handled in the Family Courts. The second thing you should be aware of is the fact that all proceedings in juvenile cases are conducted in a closed courtroom with no public access to the record of an offense, testimony and other evidence in these proceedings or the ultimate outcome. The goal is the protection of the child and both these considerations are intended to foster this goal. A requirement to further fulfill this objective is that every juvenile be represented by a lawyer when they appear in court. You will either be awarded representation by a member of the Ocean County Public Defender’s Office because you cannot afford private counsel or will be required to hire a defense attorney on behalf of your son or daughter. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
Our Toms River Juvenile Defense Firm is well equipped to defend your juvenile in all proceedings. The lawyers at our office have over a 100 years of combined experience representing children charged with criminal offenses and include former prosecutors who have served in Ocean County. We have the knowledge and skill to handle whatever offense your son or daughter may be facing, including:
- Aggravated Assault
- CDS Possession (e.g. marijuana, heroin, cocaine or prescription drugs)
- Distribution of Drugs
- Sexual Assault
- Weapon Possession
- Terroristic Threat
Our Toms River Juvenile Attorneys Are Ready To Assist You
Selecting the right lawyer to defend your child is extremely important. Attorneys come with all levels of experience and skill just like any profession. The key for you is obtaining representation from someone that can achieve the best outcome for your juvenile with the Juvenile Division of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. The attorneys here at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have exactly what you need with the know how that comes with practicing exclusively in criminal defense and in Ocean County for several decades. For immediate assistance from one of our Toms River Juvenile Attorneys, call our office at 250 Wasthington Avenue, Suite A, Toms River New Jersey, anytime 24/7 at 732-908-1115.