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What happens if I am a juvenile and I’m charged with the crime?

  • Children under the age of 18 charged with criminal offenses in New Jersey have their cases heard in the juvenile division of the family court.
  • In family court, the focus is on rehabilitation.
  • It is critically important to speak with an attorney prior to the disposition because it’s possible to minimize the consequences of any disposition.