Juvenile Law

Protecting Teens In The New Jersey And New York Juvenile Justice Systems

Children sometimes make mistakes that get them into trouble with the law. As a parent, you want them to learn and grow from their mistakes but also protect their future. This means never letting your child go to court without a lawyer. If your child has been arrested, here are a few rules that apply to all juvenile criminal matters.

If your child, teenager, or even college student is facing criminal charges, the Hackensack juvenile defense lawyers of Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law can help. We are committed to protecting the futures of young people in the Bergen County and New York City areas. We are involved with our bar association's Juvenile Law Committee. Occasionally we serve as guardians ad litem, protecting children's interests at the request of the courts. We are knowledgeable and experienced in juvenile delinquency matters and can help protect your child's rights and criminal record.

"My son hung out with the wrong crowd and ended up in trouble. Trouble that would have made him lose his life for a couple of years behind bars. Laura came into the picture and helped him. She looked past what he did and believed in him. It's been almost a year; he is off the streets and in college and still playing the violin. She did not only get him out of jail — as his mother, I believed she saved his life." — Former Client

A Youthful Mistake Does Not Need To Haunt You

A young person who is adjudicated delinquent — the equivalent of being found guilty in a criminal court — in New Jersey or New York can face challenges in his or her future with regard to everything from college applications to getting a job. Our attorneys work diligently to prevent youthful mistakes from damaging lives. Just a few of the juvenile offenses we handle include:

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Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law is a team of two attorneys, both of whom are experienced former prosecutors with in-depth knowledge of juvenile law.

About Our Work In The New Jersey And New York Juvenile Justice Systems

Every child needs his or her own personalized defense. All children are unique with different needs and different circumstances related to their case. Some children need the help of court services and others need a strong defense because they did not do anything wrong. We will help determine the best defense for your child.

In New Jersey and New York, the juvenile justice systems do not simply focus on punishment. They are about rehabilitation. This may include participation in drug treatment or anger management programs, or psychological and peer interaction counseling. Sometimes just getting in trouble with parents is enough to teach a lesson.

It is critical to understand, however, that a juvenile offense may put your child in a serious legal situation. Some charges carry serious potential penalties such as probation, confinement in a juvenile detention center or even a waiver to the adult criminal justice system. Our Hackensack juvenile crime lawyers can help children get the rehabilitative help they need or the defense they deserve.

As attorneys at a small law firm, we have the advantage of being able to work directly with our clients. We work with children, their parents and schools to help families find meaningful resolutions that will help their children in the long run.

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If a member of New Jersey or New York law enforcement asks for permission to question your child, contact an attorney first. A knowledgeable juvenile attorney can help you determine what is in the best interests of your child. Call Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law at 201-212-4532 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation about your child's defense. With offices in Hackensack, Wayne, and the Bronx, our juvenile defense lawyers are here to help you.