Category Archives: Juvenile Charges

Scotch Plains substitute teacher sentenced to community service for providing alcohol to a minor

A substitute teacher and school coach pleaded guilty to one count of serving alcohol to a minor and was sentenced with an $850 fine and 10 days of community service. The charges stemmed from an incident when the man served … Continue reading

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DUI charges in Cranford, Union County, following traffic stop

A Cranford teen, one of a trio of girls charged with underage consumption of alcohol, is facing charges of driving while intoxicated in Union County. A local police officer stopped the girl’s vehicle after he reportedly saw the vehicle being … Continue reading

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Multiple underage drinking offenses in Union County

If your teenager has been arrested for driving under the influence in Union County or drinking and driving in New Jersey, it’s likely that there are many defenses which may be taken up on his or her behalf. My name … Continue reading

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Juvenile sentencing proceedings

The juvenile sentencing procedure is a difficult time for most parents because it is when the course of the child’s future is determined. An experienced New Jersey juvenile defense attorney will be able to shed further light on the following … Continue reading

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New Jersey juvenile drug charges

In New Jersey juvenile drug cases, the charge is heard in the county court where the juvenile resides. Generally, a family court judge presides over the case and makes all decisions regarding the drug charge. However, if a drug crime … Continue reading

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A juvenile’s right to remain silent

In New Jersey, juveniles have the same right to remain silent that adults have. Thus, when they are arrested or taken into police custody and subjected to interrogation, the admissions they make to the police are admissible in court unless … Continue reading

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What is a juvenile disposition hearing?

When a juvenile is found guilty or pleads guilty at trial, the case is scheduled for a juvenile disposition hearing, which is a hearing in which the juvenile’s sentence is determined. The juvenile disposition hearing must take place within a … Continue reading

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Underage drinking in New Jersey

Underage drinking at parties can easily lead to unwanted charges not only for those drinking at the parties, but also for the property owners as well. Several days ago, officers arrived at a house in Newark after receiving reports of … Continue reading

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Juvenile charged with murder in gang war

Being tried for a criminal offense in juvenile court is different than being tried as an adult in New Jersey. If possible, an attorney should always attempt to have your case tried in juvenile court because the penalties focus on … Continue reading

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Death of Jersey girl leads to harsher driving laws for teens

On December 21, 2006, an Audi smashed into a tree killing the driver and front seat passenger Kyleigh D’Alessio, a 16-year old honor student from Morris County. On March 5, 2009, just three years later, the New Jersey Legislature passed … Continue reading

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