In the state of New Jersey, juveniles are charged in juvenile courts in front of a judge with no jury. The goal of the juvenile justice system is to rehabilitate the offender and help him or her get their life back on track, not to punish the offenders. In many cases, time in jail or a detention facility is never really the right answer when reacting a child's charges. Our Passaic County juvenile defense attorney, Terence M. Scott, believes in making sure your child gets the treatment and help he or she truly needs. This means that we always seek options that do not include jail time whenever possible.
Our team works hard to push for non-incarceration alternatives that may include:
Discuss your child's future during a FREE consultation.
Terence M. Scott is a skilled lawyer with more than 30 years of experience representing clients under the age of 18 who have been charged with and taken into custody for a crime. We understand that you want to protect your child's future and keep his or her record clean, which is why we work tirelessly to find the best possible outcome in every case.
We represent juveniles accused of crimes including but not limited to:
If your child is seeking to clean up a past charge/conviction, we can guide you through the process of sealing or expunging a juvenile court record.
For experienced defense against juvenile crimes charges, call Terence M. Scott. We are available 24/7 for your convenience and provide a free initial consultation to every new client. We serve juveniles and their families with compassion, respect, and understanding, no matter what charges you are facing.
Call us at (973) 828-0711 to learn how we can protect your child in Bergen or Morris counties, or surrounding areas.
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