A parent’s natural instinct is to protect one’s child. Together with grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins, mothers and fathers want to prepare young ones for a good future. But mischief and youthful indiscretions can lead to contact with law enforcement authorities. And the consequences of an adjudication of delinquency can stand in the way of admission to college, the U.S. Armed Forces, and a future of respect and esteem. When your child is facing accusations that could forever change his or her life, you do not want to let the system take on a life of its own. Instead, you need an aggressive attorney.
Punishment by a parent differs drastically from punishment by the government. Juvenile delinquency can carry years, if not decades, in a juvenile facility. Murder carries 20 years, and other first degree crimes carry 4 years in juvenile jail. Additionally, second degree crimes carry 3 years, and third degree crimes carry 2 years behind bars. Furthermore, fourth degree crimes carry 1 year, and petty offenses carry 6 months.
In a system designed to punish your sons and daughters, your grandsons and granddaughters, your nieces and nephews, families will want an attorney to fight for your child’s rights. Instead of draconian punishments, you will want justice and proper rehabilitation in the best interest of your child.
Mr. Smolensky’s extensive Juvenile Court experience includes, but is not limited to:
- Analysis of Stops, Searches, Seizures, Arrests, and Interrogations
- Detention Review
- Defense Investigations
- Pretrial Motion Practice
- Adjudications (Trials)
- Dispositions (Sentencings)
With years of experience in New Jersey’s Juvenile Justice System, attorney Michael Smolensky will fight for the best interests of your child. Call now—(856) 812-0321.