Camden NJ Juvenile Attorneys
It certainly can be alarming to receive a telephone call or other communication from the police that your child is being investigated, charged or arrested for a criminal offense. It is even more shocking when a parent learns that their son or daughter has already been taken into custody and is being detained. There is no question concerning your best course of action when this occurs — you need to hire an experienced Camden County juvenile defense lawyer.
We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, a powerhouse criminal firm with offices located in both Camden and Cherry Hill. Our staff has decades of accomplishments defending children charged with an assortment of criminal offenses. We understand how stressful this situation is, and our sensitive attorneys are prepared to walk you through the process, all while providing aggressive legal representation for your child. Our rare and unique qualifications include:
- Over 200 Years Combined Experience
- Team of 10 Attorneys Specializing in Defense
- Former County Prosecutors That Have Served As Director of the Juvenile Unit, Major Crimes, Drug Task Force & An Entire Trial Division
- Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys
- Countless Stories Of Success In Defending Juvenile Cases
- Camden & Cherry Hill Offices to Serve You
To obtain a free consultation immediately with an attorney at our firm, contact our Camden Office at (856) 288-3350.
Juvenile Offenses in Camden County, New Jersey
Essentially, most any crime can be charged as a juvenile offender if the accused is a minor. Unlike adult criminal offenses, the juvenile system seeks to rehabilitate rather than penalize. The New Jersey Code of Juvenile Justice governs these violations and proceedings. One of the primary differences with juvenile charges is the fact that cases are heard in the Family Part of the Chancery Division in Camden County Superior Court. Some common juvenile offenses are as follows:
- Drug Possession
- CDS Distribution
- Simple Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Criminal Mischief
- Invasion of Privacy
When a child under 18 is charged with a juvenile offense, the case is assigned to the juvenile judge at the Camden County Superior Court. This individual will decided all issues in the case since there are no jury trials in juvenile matters. You should also know that these proceedings are closed, meaning that there is no access or disclosure to the public of what goes on in a juvenile case. Another important distinction to keep in mind is the fact that all juveniles must be represented by an attorney when they appear in court. A parent must either qualify for the public defender because of their limited income or hire a private lawyer for their son or daughter.
Camden Juvenile Defense Lawyers
At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our legal defense team is intimately familiar with the Camden County juvenile court system and how to work with the family court judge and prosecutor to effect a favorable resolution. Juveniles have rights, such as the right to face witnesses, the right to testify or not testify and the presumption of innocence. The state must prove your child’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Our firm ensures that these rights are preserved and works to beat the state’s case against your juvenile. When a dismissal is not possible, our attorneys seek a deferred disposition so that a conviction is avoided. When neither of these options are available, you can trust that a lawyer at the firm has the trial experience to secure an acquittal.
Contact Our Cherry Hill or Camden Office To Speak To A Lawyer Now
If you or someone you love has a child who has been charged with a juvenile offense in Camden, call on Jonathan F. Marshall Criminal Defense Firm for valuable assistance. Our team will help you get your juvenile back on track and work to safeguard his/her future. Call (856) 288-3350 today.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall with offices in Camden and Cherry Hill NJ defends juveniles charged with criminal offenses throughout Camden County, including Gloucester Township, Winslow, Pennsauken, Voorhees, Collingswood, Lindenwold, Bellmawr, Haddonfield, Runnemede, Pine Hill, Waterford, Haddon Township, Stratford, Berlin, Magnolia, Somerdale and elsewhere in the region.