JUVENILE COURT COMPLAINTS SCHEDULED FOR COURT

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By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Juvenile Court Attorney There is a specific statute in New Jersey, 2A:4A-43 which addresses the disposition of juvenile delinquency cases.  Juvenile Courts and their Judges have great “flexibility” when imposing juvenile dispositions.  They include: – Intake diversion from court – Adjourn formal entry of disposition for 12 months (deferred disposition) – Probation – Release to parents (no conditions) (rare) – Transfer custody of juvenile to someone else (rare) – Fines/restitution/community service – Counseling/drug treatment/out of home placements – Suspend driver’s license – Detention up to 60 days – Incarceration/commitment to Juvenile Justice Commission Key factors for any juvenile disposition in New Jersey include: – Accountability of juvenile – Rehabilitation of juvenile – Protection of community – Preservation of the family unit Contact me personally today to …

N.J. SUPREME COURT DELIBERATES RULES FOR TRYING JUVENILES AS ADULTS

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By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Juvenile Court Attorney Who should be the decision makers when to put a child on trial in adult court, where the penalties are far more severe and the loss of your reputation is permanent? That is the question before the New Jersey Supreme Court, when the justices were asked to decide the merits of state laws that allow county prosecutors to make that decision — and then require state judges to uphold those decisions unless they involve an outrageous abuse of discretion. Hundreds of teens each year are tried in adult courts, some facing up to life in prison. The hearing often involves a power struggle between prosecutors, and state Superior Court …

JUVENILES ARRESTED AT MONMOUTH COUNTY PARTY

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By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Juvenile Attorney Recently some 40 teens from Rumson and Fair Haven, located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and several of their parents, are facing charges following a police raid on a house party. The raid followed a police officer’s discovery of an “extremely intoxicated” young person on the municipal street.  Further investigation led police to a house, where underage consumption of alcohol was occurring. The homeowners were present, and were charged with maintaining a nuisance, a disorderly person’s offense, and were scheduled to appear in municipal court. With help from Fair Haven police, “approximately 40? juveniles were taken into custody and released to their parents, with possible charges pending.  Among those already …