Bergen County NJ Juvenile Lawyer
Juvenile Defense Attorney in Hackensack, New Jersey
If you or your child has been taken into custody, questioned, and/or charged with a juvenile offense in Bergen County, New Jersey, you are likely overwhelmed and apprehensive about what will happen next and how this may impact their future. There are numerous rules and procedures that are unique to the juvenile justice process in New Jersey. An experienced New Jersey juvenile defense lawyer can help you to successfully navigate this process and to avoid the detrimental effects of being adjudicated delinquent of a juvenile offense, which results in a juvenile record. Whether you, your son, or daughter are facing juvenile charges for a drug offense, a theft offense, an assault, a sex crime, or another offense, Alissa Hascup can help. She is a highly knowledgeable Bergen County juvenile defense attorney who has assisted clients in Paramus, Fort Lee, Palisades Park, Mahwah, and throughout Bergen County in successfully resolving their juvenile matters. With extensive experience as a former Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General, Ms. Hascup utilizes all she has learned to zealously defend the rights of juveniles accused of criminal offenses in Bergen County and across the state. If you need answers, contact her Hackensack offices today at 862-257-1200 to discuss your specific situation and receive a cost-free consultation.
Bergen County Superior Court Information
The juvenile justice process differentiates itself from the adult criminal justice process in a variety of ways, one of which involves the venue for juvenile case adjudication. When a juvenile is charged with a criminal offense, their case is heard in the Family Division of the Superior Court in the county where they live. In other words, if you live in Hackensack, and are accused of a crime in another county, your case will be heard by a juvenile judge in Bergen County Superior Court.
The Bergen County Superior Court is located at 10 Main Street, Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601. The main court office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at (201)-527-2700. For additional information about the court, access the Bergen County Superior Court website.
Bergen County Juvenile Court
If you are facing juvenile charges in Bergen County, your case will be handled by the Juvenile Part of the Bergen County Superior Court, Family Division. The Juvenile Intake Unit is located in Room 159 in the Rotunda at 10 Main Street Street in Hackensack. The main number can be reached at (201) 527-2327 and office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The team leaders for the juvenile part of the Family Division are Kurt Schoening and Larry DeRose. To contact Bergen County juvenile team leaders, you can call 201-527-2518 or 201-527-2324. For more information, access the Juvenile Services Unit webpage.
Juvenile Charges in Bergen County NJ
Juvenile cases in Bergen County are delineated into several categories for the purposes of scheduling, based upon the severity of the alleged offense and prior complaint history of the juvenile. Either the juvenile case will be scheduled for a court hearing, the Juvenile Referee program, an Intake Service Conference (ISC), or the Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC). The latter three provide alternatives to the formal court process and are typically used in cases involving minor offenses. In juvenile cases, there are many alternative dispositions available, including dismissal, a plea to a lesser offense, community service, fines, restitution payments, mental health counseling, work and educational programs, and more. Regardless of the path of your juvenile case, it is highly advisable to have a knowledgeable juvenile defense attorney who can advise and advocate on your behalf.
Some of the most common juvenile cases in Bergen County involve charges for:
- Possession of Marijuana
- Drug Possession (Possession of CDS)
- Simple Assault
- Criminal Mischief
- Disorderly Conduct
- Underage Alcohol Possession or Consumption (underage drinking)
Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center
If you or your child is to remain in custody during court proceedings, they will most likely be held in the Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center. The Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center is only intended for short-term housing of juveniles who are awaiting trial, sentencing, or transfer. It is located at 200 North Street, Teterboro, New Jersey, 07608. The center can be reached at (201) 393-7680.
Contact a Teaneck NJ Juvenile Defense Lawyer for More Information
For a free consultation regarding your juvenile charges or your child’s juvenile case in Bergen County, contact the Law Offices of Alissa Hascup in Hackensack at 862-257-1200 today. Ms. Hascup represents minors accused of criminal offenses in Teaneck, Washington Township, Fair Lawn, Garfield, Englewood, Bergenfield, Paramus, and throughout Bergen County.