TRUST HANLON NIEMANN TO BE YOUR FAMILY’S JUVENILE COURT LAWYERS. YOUR CHILD DESERVES OUR EXPERIENCE
Has your child been charged with a crime or disorderly person’s offense before the Juvenile Court in New Jersey?
Kids screw up all the time! Yours are no exception; neither are ours.
The attorneys at Hanlon Niemann know that everyone makes mistakes, especially young people. Many kids commit crimes that do not reflect their true character. They do things impulsively because of their immaturity, peer pressure or simply because they didn’t think about the consequences of their actions. Don’t let your child’s mistakes permanently affect their future employment, college & eligibility for the military all of which may be adversely affected. Contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann today toll free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a personal and confidential appointment with an experienced New Jersey juvenile court attorney. Mr. Niemann has raised four adult sons. He knows firsthand the Juvenile Court system and the stresses and challenges of being a parent when your child is arrested and/or placed in jail, and your concerns about your child’s future welfare, reputation and success.
We represent young persons in all charges, including:
- Drug Possession
- Underage Drinking
- Weapon Possession
- Traffic Offenses
- Disorderly Conduct
- Resisting arrest
- Criminal mischief (vandalism)
- Sex offenses
Fred is an amazing and dynamic person. I have attended a few of his work shops and CEU events over the years and his interactive discussions have been both educational and entertaining. He is one of the few lawyers out there that I do trust and does whatever he says he is going to (Accountability) who ever I have referred his way has always thanked me for connecting them and this is why I continue to work w/ Fred. Great person, excellent ethics, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
—Steve Weiss, Regional Director of Professional Relations, Senior Bridge
WHO EXACTLY IS CONSIDERED TO BE A JUVENILE UNDER THE NEW JERSEY CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM?
New Jersey considers juveniles to be persons under the age of 18 at the time the alleged offense was committed. This includes person’s who turn 18 before their case makes it to trial, but who allegedly committed the offense before they became 18.
Juvenile law has many unique aspects and practices that are different from adult criminal law. It is important when hiring a juvenile court attorney that you choose someone who is knowledgeable in juvenile court law. Regular criminal lawyers may be fantastic at defending adult criminals, but not be familiar with specific New Jersey laws pertaining to juveniles. Don’t let your child’s future end up in the hands of someone who is not familiar with juvenile law. Hiring a qualified juvenile court lawyer can make the difference to your child’s future in a number of circumstances, including whether your child remains in the juvenile court system or is transferred to the adult courts and whether your child is placed on probation or is sentenced to a juvenile facility, prison, or perhaps home arrest.
As previously mentioned, the law involving the New Jersey Juvenile courts has many unique practices, procedures and guidelines. What constitutes a crime and attendant sentencing guidelines are often different. Juveniles can be sentenced to a diversion program, rather than youth detention jail. Procedurally the law for juveniles is significantly different than adult criminal court, with trials generally being held in the juvenile court rather than the adult Superior Court. The principal philosophy of the juvenile courts is unique, with the goal being rehabilitation. The goal of adult criminal courts on the other hand is to determine guilt vs. innocence and the punishment of offenders. New Jersey even has a Juvenile Justice Commission in place, which oversees juveniles convicted of certain crimes. These are just a few of the many distinctions between the adult criminal justice system and the juvenile justice system.
A simple immature crisis in character should not affect one’s entire future. New Jersey has a special juvenile justice system in place specifically for that reason. It is important you take advantage of the fact that the state wants to rehabilitate your child, rather than punish him or her. Hiring an experienced New Jersey juvenile attorney can make all the difference in your child’s case.