When a juvenile is caught in possession of drugs in New Jersey, nearly every aspect of the case and charges is different than when the defendant is an adult.
First, it is mandatory that juveniles be represented in drug cases in New Jersey, and it’s vital that you hire an experienced attorney who can protect your rights, argue a cogent case in your defense, and fully inform you of your options at every step.
The penalties you may face are similar to those faced by adults charged in drug crimes, but any time you are sentenced to would be served in a juvenile detention facility instead of jail.
For many reasons, avoiding a criminal conviction at any age, and any sort of confinement, is preferable for most people.
Matthew Reisig understands that the stakes are high for anyone charged with a drug crime in New Jersey, but especially for young people who may face limitations on educational opportunities, student loans, housing, employment, and more with a past criminal conviction.
Fight back – and get a result that keeps your future open to all possibilities. Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.