If you are the parent or guardian of a juvenile in trouble with the law, it can be an overwhelming experience. It is natural to be concerned about ensuring that your child’s rights are upheld from the beginning of the process all the way to the end, and to have many questions about what you can expect in the days and weeks to come.
At Young, Marr & Associates, we understand your stress and your concerns, and we pledge to treat your child with the respect and compassion they deserve as we evaluate the details of your family’s case. It’s our stance that all of our clients are innocent until proven guilty, and we work diligently to uphold justice in each and every criminal case we encounter.
The juvenile defense attorneys of Young, Marr & Associates are equipped with the extensive legal knowledge and the hands-on experience you need to answer all of your most pressing questions. We have over 30 years of experience practicing criminal defense throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and with over 10,000 cases handled through our many years working in the legal field, we have encountered virtually every obstacle, technicality, and scenario imaginable. Whatever the details of your child’s case may be, our attorneys know how to handle it.
Not only are we experienced with criminal defense litigation, our team of attorneys also includes two former prosecutors, as well as a former senior deputy district attorney. As a result, we know criminal law from both sides of the courtroom, and we can apply our intimate understanding of the prosecution to build an even stronger defense for your case.
Our attorneys know that when you’ve been accused of a crime, only one thing matters: getting results. We have helped many juveniles in New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania to avoid a broad assortment of serious criminal charges — including felony charges — as well as avoiding the serious financial, social, and emotional consequences that so often result from a criminal conviction.
When your child is facing criminal allegations, it is always a stressful and upsetting challenge to come up against. The last thing you want to think about is attempting to build your own defense against a trained and qualified prosecuting attorney, or about managing expensive attorney fees. We understand, and we offer aggressive representation through affordable, cost-effective plans.
To protect your child’s best interests, you need to enlist the services of an experienced juvenile offense attorney right away. At Young, Marr & Associates, we can provide you and your child with the best, most aggressive juvenile defense attorney available, so contact us as soon as you can.
In our decades practicing criminal law, our attorneys have defended juvenile clients from a wide assortment of felony and misdemeanor charges, including but not limited to:
In many cases, juveniles are not treated as adults by the legal system. Typically, juvenile cases are heard in juvenile court rather than adult court, and the punishments imposed by judges are lesser than those which would be applied to adult offenders. However, there are some juvenile crimes which are considered to be serious enough in nature that they are prosecuted in adult court, with adult penalties.
In New Jersey, serious juvenile offenses are considered part of the state’s “formal calendar” (as opposed to the “informal calendar”). The formal calendar includes crimes like murder, aggravated assault, and rape. Similarly, Pennsylvania also maintains a list of crimes which are considered grave enough to land juveniles in adult court. Provided that the juvenile is at least 15 years of age at the time of the offense, crimes which Pennsylvania treats as adult offenses include murder, rape, aggravated assault, manslaughter, kidnapping, and robbery, and offenses where a deadly weapon was present.
To arrange for a private legal consultation with a juvenile offense attorney at no charge, contact us online, or call Young, Marr & Associates at (609) 257-4019 in New Jersey or (215) 372-8667 in Pennsylvania.