Did your juvenile get into a fight that led to assault charges? This can be a serious matter, especially if you never dealt with the criminal legal system before. You may be worried about your child’s case and fear on how it will affect his future. What you need is a criminal defense lawyer who can help you in this trying time.
For the past 26 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been dealing with New Jersey’s juvenile court system and knows how to help your child in this trying time. With an aggressive criminal defense, your child’s future will not be in jeopardy because of an act of violence.
Simple Assault Charges
The charges your child faces could be simple assault. This means the juvenile had injured, threatened, or intended to injure another party. Even if the juvenile and the other party was just roughhousing, your child could still face criminal charges. Simple assault is considered a disorderly persons offense and carries a punishment of fines. However, there are situations when simple assault is considered a fourth degree crime, which has a punishment of prison time.
The case is generally handled in the juvenile court system. But on rare occasions, the juvenile could be charged as an adult and face a harsher punishment than that in juvenile court. If the child is charged as an adult, he/she could be going to jail instead of college. Even an assault charge from juvenile court on your child’s record can cause a lot of damage to his/her future. Not only could he/she have trouble finding work, but any education options could be revoked.
Your Juvenile Assault Defense Lawyer
But Jersey City criminal defense attorney Anthony Carbone will not let that happen. With an aggressive and relentless defense, he will make sure your child’s case is heard in juvenile court and the punishment will not affect his/her future. In addition, Mr. Carbone will make sure his/her record will become expunged.