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  • Prosecuted and Defended Thousands of Cases throughout New Jersey Courts.
  • Anthony will personally work your case from beginning to end.
  • Flat Reasonable Fees.

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JUVENILE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER IN NEW JERSEY

The public, and even some attorneys, believe that juvenile crime convictions are not as serious as convictions in adult cases. Juvenile records are often sealed, so many people believe, it is not important to mount a meaningful defense.

We could not disagree more with this assessment. Anthony Vecchio takes juvenile justice cases very seriously.

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN THE UNITED STATES

Every year, tens of thousands of young Americans are drawn into the criminal justice system. It is true that the number of incarcerated juveniles has steadily declined. Even so, in 2011 70,000 juvenile offenders were in residential placement.

In fact, the U.S. has the highest rate of juvenile incarceration of any developed country. Unfortunately, these high rates lead to negative outcomes for both the juvenile offenders and society.

 Juvenile incarceration decreases the likelihood of high school completion by 13-39%. It also increases the chance of incarceration as an adult, by as much as 23-41%.

Once released, juvenile offenders typically have special educational needs. In addition, juvenile incarceration disproportionately affects minorities, particularly African-American males.

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Types of Nj Juvenile charges...

DWI/Traffic Violations

Drug Charges

Disorderly Conduct

Juvenile Criminal Charges

Criminal Appeals

Burglary Charges

Assault Charges

Cyber Activity Crimes

NEW JERSEY JUVENILE CHARGES—WHAT YOU COULD FACE

Aside from these broad trends, juvenile convictions put individuals at a serious disadvantage in their lives.

Though juvenile records are closed to the public, they can be accessed by certain parties, including law enforcement, judges, bar examiners and military officials. A finding of delinquency made against a juvenile may be considered by these parties.

Thus, one brush with the law as a teenager, whether it be trespassing or underage drinking and driving, can lead to major career setbacks, especially in the legal profession or the military.

A prior juvenile record can affect future juvenile delinquency proceedings and proceedings in adult criminal court. For example, the first time offender program available in Superior Court, known as pre-trial intervention (“PTI”), may not be an option to an applicant who has had supervisory treatment in the past, such as probation, even if this occurred while the applicant was a juvenile.

JUVENILE RECORD EXPUNGEMENT

Clearly, it is advantageous to have a clean juvenile criminal record. If you already have a finding of delinquency (or even just an arrest) on record in New Jersey, there is a way to remove it, called expungency.
New Jersey juvenile lawyer, Anthony J. Vecchio is passionate about defending juveniles against criminal and delinquency charges. He will work tirelessly to protect your child’s rights. He has been rated 10/10 by Avvo and has been listed as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star® since 2012.
 
If your child has been charged with an offense, or if police want to question him or her, give the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC a call to make sure your loved one receives the proper defense to which he or she is entitled.

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Freehold

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4400 Route 9 South, Suite 1000
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Jersey City

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2500 25th floor, Harborside Financial Center, 5th St.
Jersey City, NJ 07311

Mt. Laurel

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309 Fellowship Road, East Gate Center, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 08054

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Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Princeton

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103 Carnegie Center Dr #300
Princeton, New Jersey 08540