Most parents work hard to make sure that their kids occupy their time with enriching activities, associate with the right people, and stay out of trouble. As parents, we all do this because we all want the same things for our kids - educational achievement, a good job, and a rewarding career. However, and as any parent knows, it is impossible to be with your child on a 24-7 basis, and this is usually how kids get into trouble.
Juvenile criminal matters require special attention and considerable sensitivity. First, a juvenile case is particularly disorienting for a young person with little life experience. But the juvenile offender is not the only concerned party. Parents and legal guardians play extensive roles in juvenile matters, and are often very concerned as to the ultimate effect of the case on the child's future.
Because juveniles who are "in the system" have their entire future in front of them, a criminal charge can have a significant impact upon their life if it is not handled properly. Juvenile defendants can subsequently face career-related and educational obstacles following an adjudication of delinquency. As part of the college admission process, applicants are frequently asked if they have ever been convicted of a crime. Job applications often contain similar questions. It clearly is not in anyone's interest to respond affirmatively to such an inquiry. However, with assertive and effective representation, it is possible to minimize, if not eliminate, the negative effects that an adjudication of delinquency has upon the record of a minor.
We are experienced juvenile criminal defense attorneys serving young clients in the courts of New Jersey and New York City. We understand that young clients are particularly vulnerable in the juvenile justice system, and need a criminal defense attorney who will respond to their unique needs and provide their parents or legal guardians with peace of mind. In all juvenile cases,particularly when a minor is charged and/or tried as an adult because of the nature of the offense, we provide aggressive representation.
We represent juveniles facing all types of criminal charges, including:
- Drugs/narcotics charges;
- Sex offenses;
- Theft offenses;
- Weapons offenses;
- Terroristic threats; and
- Other juvenile offenses.
The States of New Jersey and New York both offer a number of alternatives to conviction and incarceration in juvenile criminal cases. We have considerable experience in negotiating favorable legal outcomes in juvenile matters, which may include placement in such a setting or program. Further, we are always ready to proceed to trial in cases that cannot be resolved in this fashion.Aggressive Representation for Juveniles
If your child is charged with a juvenile crime, it is not the end of their future. James S. Friedman, LLC, will work to obtain favorable results in your child's case, while also minimizing the effect that a criminal charge can have upon their educational and career options. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call toll free at 800-361-6554.