Juvenile Crimes Video FAQs
As a Monmouth County Juvenile Crime Lawyer I often get calls from parents telling me that their child was arrested for theft. In order to prove theft, the state would need to show that your child intended to take that item intentionally. I advise clients as a Monmouth County Juvenile Crime Lawyer that hiring an attorney who is experienced in these cases is very important.
If your child has been arrested for theft, watch this video and contact our experienced Monmouth County Juvenile Crime Lawyer.
As a Monmouth County Juvenile Crimes Attorney I often speak to people who have been caught drinking underage at a bar. If you child is being charged with underage drinking at a bar then they can be charged with using a fraudulent ID. I have advised parent’s of clients that this end up being a disorderly person’s offense and will head to municipal court.
If you have been caught drinking underage at a bar, watch this video and contact our experienced Monmouth County Juvenile Crimes Attorney.
- If your child is found guilty or pleads guilty to a first degree offense, they face up to four years in the juvenile jail.
- Second degree offenses are up to three years, third degree offenses are up to two years, and third degree offenses face up to one year.
- A disorderly person’s offense can be up to six months in the juvenile jail.
- All offenses by juveniles which would be heard in a municipal court for an adult.
- Regardless of what type of charge it is, it is all heard in the family division in the superior court in whatever county in New Jersey that that child lives.
- It’s not where the child is charged, but it’s actually the county where that child lives.
I am often asked as a New Jersey DWI Attorney what can happen if you are arrested while driving underage. If your BAC is greater than a .08, which is the legal limit in New Jersey, you will be charged with a formal adult DWI. I advise clients as a New Jersey DWI Attorney that if your blood level is between .01 and less than .08, while technically not over the limit, you would be charged with an underage DWI. The benefit of having an underage DWI is that it does not technically count as a first DWI.
If you have been arrested for drinking underage while driving, contact our experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney.