Defending Minors In Juvenile Court
If you are under 18, you have a lot to lose if charged with a juvenile crime. You do not want a criminal or juvenile charge on your record. It could impact your life for years to come. At the law offices of Lanza & Lanza, our Flemington juvenile offenses attorneys protect the rights of minors facing charges in the juvenile courts of New Jersey. From underage drinking to assault charges, we can look out for your best interests today and into the future.
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All juvenile charges are handled in the family courts of New Jersey, not the criminal courts. This provides a unique set of challenges and potential defense options. You want an attorney on your side who understands how to defend cases in family law court. With extensive criminal defense and family law practices, we understand how the system works. We protect minors facing a wide range of charges, including:
- Drug crimes
- Underage drinking
- Sex crimes
In some instances, a minor can be charged as an adult in criminal court. Our first goal is to keep the criminal charges in family court. Once the charges have been confirmed in juvenile court, we will work to get a dismissal. If we cannot dismiss the charges, we will work on negotiating a plea.
Juvenile charges allow more room for negotiation, and by recommending treatment for our clients, we can often minimize the consequences. There are often intervention or diversion programs available as an alternative to being charged with a crime. We will look for all possible options to keep your record clean.
If you are facing juvenile charges, you want to do everything you can to protect your future. From our offices in Flemington, our lawyers protect the rights of minors facing juvenile and criminal charges in courts across New Jersey. Call 908-905-0183 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and learn more.