What happens when a fight in the hallway at school results in criminal charges? If your son or daughter is facing juvenile assault charges, turn to Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law. Our skilled attorneys understand the situations that get kids in trouble.
Sometimes students who are standing around watching a fight end up getting charged with assault. Sometimes the kid who tries to break up the fight finds himself facing criminal charges. Our lawyers will help investigate the facts and protect the juvenile’s rights and future. We work closely with parents and kids to obtain successful resolutions to juvenile assault charges, juvenile battery charges, online harassment charges, bullying charges and other situations that kids can get involved in.
The Juvenile System Focuses On Helping Your Child
Perhaps your child got in a fight at school. Maybe he or she made a threatening remark to another kid via text or on Facebook. While your child may need some help with anger management or social skills, it does not mean your child is a criminal. Fortunately, juvenile laws are designed to help kids, not just punish them.
Kids need to know that there are consequences to their actions. Our skilled lawyers know how to find that balance between showing kids that there are consequences and getting them any help they may need. We often find that juveniles can benefit from:
- Drug programs
- Anger management
- Assistance with social skills
- Monitoring school attendance
We defend children and teenagers facing charges involving:
- Online harassment
- Online bullying
- Making terroristic threats
- School fighting
The Juvenile System Is Private
Juvenile court is a private matter. The only people allowed in the courtroom are the judge, the juvenile, the parents, the criminal defense attorney, the prosecutor and people working for the court. The general public is not permitted to enter juvenile proceedings. Additionally, juvenile records are sealed, and your child’s background will not show up in a regular background check.
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If your son or daughter has been charged with a juvenile assault crime, do not hesitate to complete an online contact form or call our law firm at to arrange a free initial consultation. With offices in Hackensack, Wayne and the Bronx, we help teens throughout Bergen County, Passaic County, northern New Jersey and the New York City metro.