The juvenile justice system in New Jersey works differently than the adult criminal justice system. Under most circumstances in juvenile cases, the focus is on rehabilitation rather than punishment. At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., in Bergen County, New Jersey, we have more than fifteen years of experience working with juveniles and there families to find constructive resolutions to criminal matters.Effective Juvenile Defense Lawyers
We recognize that teens often get into situations that they never intended. They also often fail to appreciate the long-term consequences of their actions. Criminal convictions can prevent juveniles from holding some jobs and can prevent them from being admitted to some colleges. Our attorneys believe that an error in judgment should not affect a person’s life forever. We are committed to representing juveniles charged with a wide range of offenses:
- Drug crimes, including possession and distribution on school grounds
- Theft and shoplifting
- Property crimes
- Underage drinking
In recent years, more and more juvenile matters are being transferred to adult courts. We work diligently to ensure that criminal offenses committed by a juvenile remain in juvenile court. In many cases, we are able to have the charges reduced or dismissed. Our primary objective is to minimize the consequences of juvenile offenses in an effort to protect the offender’s future interests.Contact Our New Jersey Juvenile Law Attorneys
If you have a child facing a criminal charge and need an attorney familiar with juvenile law, please contact Aretsky Law Group, P.C. or call 800-537-4154. We have offices located in Ridgewood, New Jersey and can be reached by phone, e-mail, or by filling out the in-take form on our contact page.