The consequences for any of these offenses can result in severe penalties. Among them is the prospect of a criminal record.
Juvenile Offender Records Matter
As parents, you are hopefully not under the misconception that juvenile offenses don’t matter. Additionally, conviction records don’t magically vanish into thin air. The reality is that, while these records are primarily sealed from public examination, they can come back to haunt individuals whose childhood mistakes are long over.
In the meantime, there is also the chance that certain juvenile records will be released to educational institutions. This may be done in conjunction with safety and disciplinary concerns within the school.
Juvenile convictions can even come back to affect defendants when they’re adults and hinder their chances of leniency before a judge, particularly if the defendant had more than one conviction before they were 18.
Experienced Legal Advice
The juvenile criminal justice system in New Jersey may seem complex. At the Law Offices of DiFrancia & DeDona, we will fiercely advocate for your child’s rights and seek rehabilitation rather than punishment. Call us today
to see how we can help you regarding the legal charges brought against your child.