Juveniles caught possessing marijuana in New Jersey will usually be charged with delinquency, and a conviction or guilty plea will result in a juvenile record, but not a criminal record.
This is obviously a better situation than being charged as an adult, but juvenile detention, loss of a driver’s license, and fines are potential consequences if the court finds you delinquent.
In most cases, a juvenile will have access to alternatives that adults may not, and it’s important that families understand the full range of options.
Working with an experienced New Jersey juvenile crimes attorney means that you have an informed voice representing your interests alone, and you’ll have the chance to make the best choices for your child.
Attorney Matthew Reisig works with families throughout New Jersey when they face juvenile charges against a loved one. Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.