Somerset County Juvenile Attorneys

In New Jersey if your child is charged with a crime you need Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman to be your Somerset County criminal law firm. At the firm there are three former prosecutors, two certified civil trial attorneys, and many attorneys overall to help defend your child.

Juvenile Delinquency FAQ

  • What is juvenile delinquency? Juvenile delinquency is defined as an act by a juvenile under age of 18 that, if committed by an adult, would constitute a crime, disorderly person’s offense, a petty disorderly person’s offense, or violation of any other criminal statute, ordinance or regulation.
  • How is a Juvenile delinquency complaint started? The police either based on personal knowledge or information supplied by others signs most juvenile complaints. In addition, school officials may also sign criminal complaints.
  • What happens after the Juvenile complaint is filed? After the complaint is filed, a decision must be made by the family court whether to go forward on the complaint or have it diverted.
  • What is the overall goal of the juvenile delinquency courts? They are rehabilitation and accountability.
  • When does the child need an attorney in the juvenile delinquency court? In all formal and counsel mandatory court proceedings the child will be required to have an attorney.
  • Can a juvenile charged with juvenile delinquency be bailed out of jail? No because there is no bail in juvenile delinquency court. However, a detention hearing must be held within two days.

The court can handle a juvenile’s case by:

(A) Juvenile conference committee – which is comprised of citizens who reside in the municipality make a recommendation which will assist in the juvenile’s rehabilitation;

(B) Intake services conference – This is done by Family Court staff personnel and operates in the same manner as the juvenile conference committee.

(C) Juvenile hearing officer or informal non-mandatory court – A juvenile hearing officer will make a finding regarding guilt or innocence. He or she will make a recommendation to the judge regarding The consequences to the child.

(D) Formal or counsel mandatory hearing – only a judge may preside over a formal hearing. In a formal hearing your child must have an attorney.

Contact our Somerset County juvenile attorneys today

Therefore when your child is arrested you need one of the premier juvenile attorney in Somerset County Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman. Contact our Somerset County criminal attorneys today, for a free initial consultation, call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online.  Your initial consultation is free.

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