Juvenile Charges

Toms River NJ Juvenile Court Defense Attorneys

A juvenile criminal offense arises when someone under eighteen (18) years of age is charged with violating the New Jersey Criminal Code. Unlike violations involving adults, all juvenile charges in Ocean County fall under the jurisdiction of the Family Division of the Superior Court located in Toms River New Jersey. This is the place where your child's criminal case will be heard unless it is diverted to Juvenile Conference Committee. It is mandatory that a child be represented by an attorney at all formal Juvenile Court proceedings. You cannot defend your child nor can anyone other than a lawyer who is licensed in this state. The attorneys at our Toms River firm have experience defending children at the county courthouse that spans decades. Several lawyers on our defense team are also former prosecutors that have witnessed how the system works from the opposite perspective. To speak to a lawyer on our staff immediately in a free initial consultation, call (732) 286-6500.

Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver, 250 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753, defends juveniles at the Superior Court in Toms River (Juvenile Part) against criminal offenses allegedly committed in Little Egg Harbor, Toms River, Bay Head, Manchester, Berkeley, Jackson, Brick, Seaside Heights, Tuckerton, Mantoloking, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, Lacey, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Lavallette and Seaside Park.

Juvenile Offense in Ocean County New Jersey

There really is no limit to the type of offense a juvenile can face in Ocean County. Virtually any charge can be filed against someone under 18, including:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Drug Possession
  • CDS Distribution
  • Marijuana
  • Trespass
  • Gang involvement
  • Gun Possession
  • Murder
  • Simple Assault
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Theft (Shoplifting, Burglary, etc.)
  • Sexual Assault
Ocean County Superior Court, Family Division (Juvenile Part)

As previously stated, all juveniles cases in Ocean County are heard in the Family Division of the Ocean County Superior Court, located at 102 East Water Street, Toms River NJ, 08753. There are over 4,000 incidents of juvenile delinquency that occur in the county every year and many of them result in formal proceedings before a juvenile judge. The following is some important contact information if your child is facing a juvenile offense in Ocean County:

Juvenile Judge in Ocean County, James M. Blaney…….(732) 506-5375

The Family Division Manager, Brendon J. Toner………..(732) 929-2042

Ocean County Prosecutor Juvenile Division...................(732) 929-2027

Ocean County Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyers

Prosecutors in Ocean County are serious about deterring and rehabilitating juveniles who commit criminal offenses. Your only option to counteract these efforts is to make sure your retain the most qualified lawyers you can find to represent your son or daughter. The attorneys that make up our criminal defense staff have over 100 years of collective experience and are certainly well equipped to fully protect your child. Contact Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver to discuss the juvenile complaint that was filed in Barnegat Township, Bay Head, Berkeley Township, Brick Township, Dover Township, Manchester Township, Mantoloking, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, Jackson Township, Lacey Township, Lakehurst, Lakewood Township, Lavallette Borough, Little Egg Harbor Township, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Toms River, Tuckerton Borough or elsewhere in Ocean County. Our law firm is often successful at getting juvenile charges downgraded or dismissed altogether in Ocean County. A juvenile defense lawyer is available for a free initial consultation at any time and can be reached at (732) 286-6500.

Directions to Ocean County Superior Court

From the New Jersey Turnpike: From I-295 South, take the I-195 E/RT-29/RT-129 exit, (Exit 60B-A, toward I-95/New Jersey Turnpike. Merge onto I-195 E via Exit 60A on the left toward I-95/New Jersey Turnpike/Belmar. Merge onto CR-527 S via Exit 21 toward Jackson. Turn right onto Whitesville Road/CR-527. Then turn left onto Stevens Road and a right onto US-9/ Lakewood Road. Then, merge onto US-9/ Garden State Parkway South. Take the Lakehurst Road Exit (Exit 81) toward Toms River. Turn a slight right onto Lakehurst Road and a slight right onto CR-527.

From the Garden State Parkway: Take the Garden State Parkway South to the Lakehurst Road (Exit 81) toward Toms River. Turn slight right onto Lakehurst Road and then make a slight right onto CR-527. CR-527 becomes East Water Street. Continue until you end at number 102.

Additional Resources for Your Assistance

Juvenile Justice Division of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services

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