Juvenile Crime Attorney
REPRESENTING MINORS IN NEW JERSEY JUVENILE COURT PROCEEDINGS
If your son or daughter was arrested and charged with a juvenile crime, you have options to protect your child’s future. As an Englewood juvenile crime attorney, Jae Y. Lee can offer skilled representation based on over 15 years of legal experience. Our firm represents minors across Bergen County, New Jersey who have been accused of committing crimes, from shoplifting or graffiti to violent offenses and gang-related crimes. We defend teens and adolescents who have been falsely accused, who have given into peer pressure, and who have made mistakes. We believe they deserve a second chance.
ABOUT JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS IN ENGLEWOOD & BERGEN COUNTY
Juvenile cases are handled differently than criminal cases involving adults. Juvenile proceedings are meant to offer minors a chance at rehabilitation as opposed to focusing strictly on punishment. Repeat offenders and those accused of committing violent crimes, however, may face time in juvenile detention, the equivalent of jail for minors.
Penalties for a juvenile crime in Bergen County, New Jersey may include:
- Community service
- Drug or alcohol rehabilitation
- Juvenile detention
Rulings in juvenile court are made by judges instead of juries, and judges may have more leeway in determining an appropriate sentence for a juvenile offender. Juvenile offenders may qualify for an adjourned disposition, wherein charges would be dismissed once the minor has completed a probationary period. With this in mind, it is easy to see why it is important to work with an attorney specifically experienced in handling juvenile proceedings. At The Law Office of Jae Y. Lee, LLC, we can offer this level of experienced counsel.