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Juvenile Crimes

If you are younger than 18 years old, you are considered a juvenile in New Jersey and are not held to the same standards and punishments as adults as the law is designed to protect children and not punish them.  Juvenile cases are heard in the Family Part, not criminal part, of Superior Court.


The consequences for juvenile offenses vary depending on the type of crime and criminal history. If the crime is violent or the child is a repeat offender, the prosecutor could argue that the juvenile should be charged as an adult and face the same punishment as adults.

Having a criminal record could prevent your child from getting into college or getting a job. Be sure to Contact the Di Rienzo Law Firm so we can protect your child’s future.

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