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Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer County Juvenile Lawyer
A juvenile crime is defined as any crime committed by a person less than eighteen years of age. If your child is arrested for a crime, it’s important to understand the consequences:
On July 29, 2008, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in the case titled State in the Interest of P.M.P., held that following the filing of a juvenile petition (complaint) and the issuance of an arrest warrant, a juvenile defendant may not waive his right to remain silent and give a statement in the absence of counsel. Before your child talks to police or anyone else, contact juvenile defense lawyer Steven A. Traub for a free initial consultation. You can contact Steven A. Traub twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by calling 856-874-8047.
Your Child’s Best Interests
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. In cases involving juveniles, the court is supposed to consider the best interests of the juvenile. Unlike an adult trial where guilt or innocence
is determined by a jury, juvenile matters are heard by a family law judge, or by a non-judge called a juvenile referee.
Experienced Juvenile Lawyer
Steven A. Traub is experienced in defending juveniles charged with serious crimes such as: