Essex County NJ Juvenile Lawyer
Juvenile Defense Attorney in Newark, New Jersey
In New Jersey, young people are stopped by police all the time, sometimes for doing nothing at all. Unfortunately, if you are a juvenile who is taken into custody, questioned, or charged with a juvenile offense in Essex County, you can be pulled into a system that detrimentally impacts your life for years to come. There are numerous rules and procedures that are unique to the juvenile justice process in New Jersey, which is why it is highly advisable to have an experienced New Jersey juvenile defense lawyer on your side. Whether you, your son, or daughter are facing juvenile charges for possession of marijuana, shoplifting, prescription drugs, assault, or another offense, Alissa Hascup can help. She is an extremely knowledgeable Essex County juvenile defense attorney who has assisted clients in Newark, West Orange, Montclair, Belleville, and throughout Essex County in successfully resolving their juvenile matters. As a former Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General, Ms. Hascup employs everything she knows about how the State prosecutes juvenile defendants, to beat charges against her clients in Essex County and throughout New Jersey. For additional information and a free consultation with Ms. Hascup about your case, contact her Newark offices today at 201-885-4876.
Essex County Superior Court Information
In New Jersey, the juvenile justice process is fundamentally different from the criminal justice process for adults. For instance, when a juvenile is charged with a criminal offense, their case is heard in the Family Division of the Superior Court in the county where they live, as opposed to the county where the alleged offense occurred. In other words, if you live in Bloomfield, and are accused of a crime in another county, your case will be heard by a juvenile judge in Essex County Superior Court.
The Essex County Superior Court is located at 50 W. Market St, Newark, New Jersey, 07102. The main court office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at (973)-776-9300. For additional information about the court, access the Essex County Superior Court website.
Essex County Juvenile Court
If you are facing juvenile charges in Essex County, your case will be handled by the Juvenile Part of the Essex County Superior Court, Family Division. The Juvenile Services Unit is located in the Wilentz Justice Complex, Room 915, 9th Floor, at 212 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey, 07102. The main number can be reached at (973) 776-9300 ext. 57060 and office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Juvenile Unit is composed of 2 teams, each of which is assigned a judge. The Juvenile Unit handles between 200 and 300 juvenile cases per month.For more information, access the Juvenile Services Unit webpage.
Juvenile Charges in Essex County NJ
Juvenile cases in Essex County can proceed on several different tracks, which is influenced by the severity of the alleged offense and prior complaint history of the juvenile. Either the juvenile case will be scheduled for a court hearing, the Juvenile Referee Program, an Intake Service Conference (ISC), or the Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC). The latter three represent alternatives to the formal court process and are typically used in cases involving minor offenses. In juvenile cases, there are many alternative dispositions available, including dismissal, a plea to a lesser offense, community service, fines, restitution payments, mental health counseling, work and educational programs, and more. Regardless of the path of your juvenile case, it is crucial to have a skilled juvenile defense attorney working for your best interests.
Some of the most common juvenile cases in Essex County involve charges for:
- Drug Possession
- Drug Distribution
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Criminal Mischief
- Weapons Offenses
Essex County Juvenile Detention Center
If your juvenile case results in a sentence involving detention, the juvenile will be housed in the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center, which is located at located at 80 Duryea St., Newark, New Jersey, 07103. The Center’s main number can be contacted at (973)-497-4720.
Contact an East Orange NJ Juvenile Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
To discuss your juvenile charges or your child’s juvenile case in Essex County, contact the Law Offices of Alissa Hascup in Newark at 201-885-4876 today for a free consultation. Ms. Hascup represents minors accused of criminal offenses in Newark, East Orange, Irvington, Bloomfield, West Orange, Montclair, Belleville, Orange, Livingston, and throughout Essex County.