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Juvenile Crimes

Has your son or daughter been arrested and charged with a criminal offense? If your child is under 18 years of age and is under investigation for a crime, it is likely he/she will be charged as a juvenile. Although a juvenile may be charged with any crime that an adult can commit, some crimes are specific to juvenile crimes, such as: underage drinking, curfew violations or truancy.

If your child or teenager has been charged with a juvenile offense in the State of New Jersey, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney that is highly skilled in the criminal and juvenile court setting. You must act immediately to preserve you and your child’s interests. The earlier an attorney can engage on your child’s behalf, the better. This is because an early investigation by the defense can weaken the Prosecution’s case.

All professional licensing bodies such as the State Bar Associations, Nursing and Medical Schools, and Accounting Boards will require disclosure of all arrests and charges, whether they occurred as a juvenile or an adult.

A conviction remains on a convicted person’s record for life, unless his or her lawyer formally files a motion to have the record sealed (expunged). We can also help with the process of having your criminal record (adult or juvenile) sealed. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) compiles arrest information provided by law enforcement agencies each year and creates reports examining the trends, rates and statistics of juvenile criminal activity. Every four years the OJJDP publishes a comprehensive study as part of its Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series. Roughly half of all youth arrests are made on account of theft, simple assault, drug abuse, disorderly conduct, and curfew violations. OJJDP statistics show theft as the greatest cause of youth arrests.

We represent juveniles accused of all types of crimes; including, but not limited to:

1 Theft offenses, shoplifting, auto theft, burglary, vandalism 1 Terroristic Threat Crimes
1 Underage drinking and DUI/DWI 1 Internet Crimes
1 Traffic Offenses 1 Sex Crimes
1 Drug Possession / Distribution 1 Disorderly Conduct
1 Aggravated Assault 1 Robbery

We welcome the opportunity to represent your child. Thomas H. Martin is an experienced and aggressive juvenile criminal defense attorney, and will make every effort to keep juvenile cases in juvenile court to avoid the possibility of your juvenile being charged as an adult (this can arise from only the most severe charges). Contact the Law Office of Thomas H. Martin, for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We take pride in representing clients and have extensive experience in the juvenile court system to make certain that the child is provided with all the safeguards available to the full extent of the law and to ensure that his or her future is not unduly compromised.

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(732) 431-2224


210 Broad Street; Suite 2B, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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