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  • Is Underage Marijuana Possession a Crime in New Jersey? What You Need to Know

    May 13, 2023

    In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the legal landscape surrounding marijuana in the United States. As more states legalize the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, it is essential to understand the laws governing its possession, especially for individuals under the legal age. In this article, we will explore […]

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  • The Dangers of Your Teen Drinking on Halloween Night

    October 11, 2021

    As your child gets tired of dressing up and going trick or treating, their celebrations of Halloween as a teen may look a little different. Celebrating Halloween as a teen may involve house parties and in some cases, drinking alcohol. Drinking as a teen can lead to many consequences, including: Drinking and Driving Teens are […]

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  • Halloween Tricks: What You Should Know if Your Teenager Gets Arrested

    October 06, 2021

    Halloween is a time for candy and costumes. For some teens, it may also be a time for criminal charges. Halloween is one of the most common times of the year that kids and teens get into trouble. Before your child heads out to celebrate Halloween, make sure they, and you, know their juvenile rights. […]

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  • Why Juvenile Crimes Spike During the Summer Months

    July 10, 2021

    New Jersey, and the rest of the United States, notice an increase in juvenile crimes during the summer months. Understanding why there is an increase, as well as ways you can keep your kids out of trouble, is important, as a criminal record can affect their future. Common Types of Juvenile Crimes in Summer Here […]

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  • Defending Juvenile Criminal Mischief Charges

    October 20, 2020

    Although children and teens often engage in horseplay and messing around, conduct can easily escalate to the level of criminal mischief that can be punishable by community service, fines, and even jail time. Young people and their parents should familiarize themselves with what kinds of conduct may run afoul of New Jersey’s criminal laws. Even […]

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  • Juvenile Offenses and Family Court In NJ

    January 30, 2018

    Juvenile criminal matters are usually handled in Family Court where the ultimate goal is rehabilitation of the offender. Sentences are usually much lighter than in adult court, and judges try to avoid incarceration where possible. Prosecutors can petition to have a juvenile’s case moved to the Superior court when serious crimes have been committed like […]

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