Juvenile Crimes

Under 21 DUI in New Jersey

The legal age to consume alcohol in the United States is 21 years old, and in New Jersey, it is no different. However, the driving age in New Jersey is much younger than that.

Therefore, though it is unfortunate, it is inevitable that a 19 or 20-year-old will get behind the […]

Is it Possible For a Juvenile To Be Charged as An Adult?

Oftentimes when I’m contacted by a juvenile or their family, one of the questions that they are concerned with is, “Where is my case going to be heard?” In most instances, juvenile cases again are heard in family court and you are dealing with juvenile adjudications rather than criminal […]

What happens if I am a juvenile and charged with a crime?

images (7)One set of criminal cases in New Jersey that do not go to criminal or municipal court are juvenile cases. Juvenile cases are cases that involve people or kids who are charged with a crime under the age of 18. […]

What are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and How Do They Work?

federal prisonIn federal court there’s what’s known as the federal sentencing guidelines. The same guidelines apply regardless of what the federal criminal defendant is charged with. The way those guidelines work is that it’s dependent on the nature of the […]

What is important to know about leaving the scene of an accident?

car accidentHere in New Jersey, leaving the scene of an accident is one of the most significant traffic violations we have. As a matter of fact, in recent years the legislature in New Jersey has made leaving the scene of an […]

What are the penalties for robbery convictions?

handcuffedIf you’ve been charged with robbery in New Jersey, you know that you’ve been charged with one of two types of robbery. You’ve either been charged with first degree robbery, which involves a weapon, a gun, or a knife, or you’ve […]

What are the penalties for shoplifting in New Jersey?

supermarket shoppingIn New Jersey, shoplifting, in general terms, is a misdemeanor or a disorderly person’s offense, that would be heard in the town where the offense took place. Although the shoplifting may involve the theft, potential theft or attempted theft of something […]