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Understanding Juvenile Law

Last updated on April 14, 2022

Is your family struggling with the arrest of your teenager for suspicion of a criminal violation? Although a juvenile is typically charged with an offense that is covered under the criminal code, the jurisdiction for these charges is in the family court.

In New Jersey, a family court judge supervises the rehabilitation of youth facing charges of juvenile offenses. The applicable statute governing this area states that the law focuses on preserving family unity whenever possible. It “provides for the care, protection, and wholesome mental and physical development of juveniles coming within the provisions of this act.”

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Upon graduating from law school, attorney Robert Scirocco began working immediately as a law clerk or legal assistant to the two juvenile judges in Hudson County. Over the past 30 years, he has successfully represented juveniles in a number of high-profile matters, including those charged with assaults and sexual offenses committed in local public schools.

Drug possession and drug distribution are other areas in which juveniles face charges and for which we provide representation in the Morris County, Sussex County and Warren County juvenile courts.

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Past mistakes can limit your teenager’s future opportunities. But your child deserves a second chance. At Scirocco Law, PC, we will help you build a strategy tailored to the needs of your teenager’s legal concerns. Call 973-968-6321 or email us to arrange a consultation.