A juvenile charge such as shoplifting or underage alcohol consumption may not sound very threatening, but a conviction can have very negative effects on that child's future. Juvenile crimes can also involve incarceration for the alleged offender. A criminal record can make it difficult for the minor to obtain a job, enroll in the college of his or her choice, and much more.
Passaic County juvenile crimes attorney Miles Feinstein, Esq., has extensive experience in juvenile law matters and other areas of criminal law. In practice since 1966, he is a respected and aggressive advocate for his clients and their rights. He is also a sympathetic listener who cares about the plight of those he represents and takes the time to involve the whole family in the legal strategy.
Mr. Feinstein handles all types of juvenile charges, including but not limited to:
- Underage drinking or DUI/DWI
- Minor in possession
- Marijuana possession or other drug crimes
- Assault and battery, or other violent crimes
- Shoplifting or other theft crimes
- Carrying a gun or other weapon offenses
- Vandalism or criminal mischief
Attorney For Underage Drinking In Bergen County And More
In the New Jersey courts, minors are governed by the Code of Juvenile Justice (N.J.S.A. Title 2A Chapter 4A), which treats them differently than adults due to their incomplete understanding of the law and the ramifications of their actions. In some cases, however, the prosecution will argue that the juvenile's crime is subject to waiver and will seek to try the child as an adult.
Mr. Feinstein understands the best strategies for combating such tactics and keeping the case in juvenile court. When applicable, he can also pursue out-of-court resolutions through New Jersey's Intake Services Committee or Juvenile Conference Committee, or help the child obtain an expungement or a withhold disposition.
To speak with New Jersey criminal defense lawyer Miles Feinstein, Esq., please call his Clifton office locally at 973-307-0549 or toll free at 800-235-3125, or contact him by email.