Morris County NJ Juvenile Lawyer
Juvenile Defense Attorney in Morristown, New Jersey
When you are a young person or the parent of a minor who is taken into custody, questioned, or charged with a juvenile offense in Morris County, New Jersey, the prospect of what will happen next and how it may affect your life looms large. There are numerous rules and procedures that are unique to the juvenile justice process in New Jersey. An experienced New Jersey juvenile defense lawyer can help you to successfully navigate this process, to avoid the detrimental effects of being adjudicated delinquent of a juvenile offense, and to circumvent that problems that may arise when you have a juvenile record. Whether you, your son, or daughter are facing juvenile charges for a possession of CDS, theft, trespassing, underage DWI, or another offense, Alissa Hascup can help. She is a highly knowledgeable Morris County juvenile defense attorney who has assisted clients in Morristown, Parsippany, Madison, Denville, Dover, and throughout Morris County in successfully resolving their juvenile matters. With extensive experience as a former Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General, Ms. Hascup utilizes all she has learned to tirelessly defend the rights of juveniles accused of criminal offenses in Morris County and throughout New Jersey. If you need answers, contact her Morristown offices today at 201-885-4876 to discuss your specific situation and receive a cost-free consultation.
Morris County Superior Court Information
The juvenile justice process differentiates itself from the adult criminal justice process in a variety of ways, one of which involves the venue for juvenile case adjudication. 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. In other words, if you live in Parsippany, and are accused of a crime in another county, your case will be heard by a juvenile judge in Morris County Superior Court.
The Morris County Superior Court is located at 56 Washington Street, Morristown, New Jersey, 07960. 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) 656-4000. For additional information about the court, access the Morris County Superior Court website.
Morris County Juvenile Court
If you are facing juvenile charges in Morris County, your case will be handled by the Juvenile Part of the Morris County Superior Court, Family Division. The Family Division is composed of the Presiding Judge and four other Judges, as well as several teams that are led by the Family Division Manager, one of which is the Juvenile Team. The Family Division can be reached at (973) 656-4308.
Juvenile Charges in Morris County NJ
Juvenile cases in Morris County are delineated among several tracks, based upon 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, a Juvenile Intake Services Conference, or the Juvenile Conference Committee. The latter three provide 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 highly advisable to have a knowledgeable juvenile defense attorney who can advise and advocate on your behalf.
Some of the most common juvenile cases in Morris County involve charges for:
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Drug Distribution
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Criminal Mischief
Morris County Juvenile Detention Center
If you or your child is to remain in custody during court proceedings, they will most likely be held in the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center. The Morris County Juvenile Detention Center is only intended for short-term housing of juveniles who are awaiting trial, sentencing, or transfer. It is located at 460 West Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, New Jersey, 07960. The center can be reached at (973) 285-2959.
Contact a Parsippany NJ Juvenile Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
For a free consultation regarding your juvenile charges or your child’s juvenile case in Morris County, contact the Law Offices of Alissa Hascup in Morristown at 201-885-4876 today. Ms. Hascup represents minors accused of criminal offenses in Parsippany, Denville, Dover, Chatham, Madison, Florham Park, Roxbury, Rockaway, Mendham, Mount Olive, Whippany, and throughout Morris County.