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Juvenile Arrested for Marijuana in Morris County? Many of the same laws apply in full force to juveniles just as they do to adults in New Jersey. However, juveniles are often treated differently with more minor offenses, and some drug crimes will fall under this more lenient treatment. One of the most common drug crimes involving minors in New Jersey relates to simple marijuana possession, also known as possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.…
Not every juvenile case in New Jersey will go to a formal hearing before a Juvenile Judge. Some cases will be referred to “Juvenile Referees.” These individuals act as a go-between for the minor facing the charges and the judge. Juvenile referees hold hearings, but the proceedings are much less formal. The juvenile referee is trained and certified to fulfill their role. They will often decide cases using much less stringent evidence requirements. They may…
Arrested for Criminal Mischief in Morris County? Have you been arrested and charged with criminal mischief in Morris County? Do you need a lawyer to fight these charges in court? We can help. Here is a case we recently handled for a client with great success in Florham Park. Our client was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the 4th degree (for alleged damage to property over $500 but less than $2,000). He was…
The juvenile court system in New Jersey has a number of nuances that are provided as opportunities for minors who would otherwise enter the criminal justice system. The Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC) is one such alternative venue for juvenile cases. The Committee will hear cases that do not go to the Superior Court, Family Division. Without this Committee, most cases involving minors could go straight to a Juvenile Judge. Instead, the Juvenile Conference Committee operates as…
Stationhouse Adjustments in NJ Juvenile Cases Juveniles are treated differently in the criminal justice system in New Jersey, and rightfully so. Children generally do not need the harsh treatment that adults receive through the criminal justice system. Instead, taking steps to focus on rehabilitation is much more critical for minors suspected of committing criminal offenses. When a juvenile is taken into custody for doing something that would otherwise be a crime if an adult was…
Juvenile Defense Lawyers Morristown, NJ New Jersey uses the “JJC” or Juvenile Justice Commission to address all of the criminal cases alleged against those considered minors under NJ Law. The terms “minor” and “juvenile” are used interchangeably to refer to individuals under the age of 18. The JJC is the entity responsible for all planning and policy development related to the juvenile justice system. It was created in 1995 to help ensure that juveniles had…
Falsely Accused of Drug Distribution in Morris County NJ FDU Student Charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute The Morris County criminal defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client who was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute arising on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University located in Florham Park, New Jersey. His charges were as follows: Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in a quantity more…
Is New Jersey Headed toward Legal Marijuana? The war over marijuana rages on in New Jersey, with politicians and lawmakers taking up sides. Officials in Jersey City are on the pro-decriminalization side of the argument, which is manifested in their actions of late. Mayor Steve Fulop and Chief Prosecutor of Jersey City, Jacob Hudnut, recently sent out correspondence to Jersey City’s criminal prosecution team. The memo set out plans for a much more lenient policy related…
New Jersey State Troopers Arrest Alabama Fugitive Who Allegedly Possessed Loaded Handgun and Drugs NJ State troopers recently apprehended an Alabama man who was allegedly a fugitive and wanted by law enforcement. The suspect is Corey Shane Cagle, a 41-year-old man from Centre, Alabama. According to New Jersey authorities, Cagle was involved in a multi-car accident on Route 287 in Riverdale, NJ. New Jersey State troopers responded to the scene, found Cagle, and ran a…
Hillside Man Charged with First Degree Murder in Newark, New Jersey A Hillside man was recently placed under arrest for the fatal shooting of a man outside an apartment building in Newark, NJ. The suspect is Antwan Malone, a 31-year-old male from Hillside in Union County, New Jersey. According to authorities, Malone was responsible for the killing of John A. Sosa, a 48-year-old man from Roselle, NJ. On July 5, Malone allegedly kidnapped Sosa, took…