Our firm is fully operational and working remotely in the midst of the Coronavirus impacting New Jersey. Please feel free to call us or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.


Juvenile Crimes

Practice Areas

Essex County Juvenile Lawyers

Defense Attorneys for Juvenile Charges in Newark, New Jersey

Essex County Juvenile LawyersThe New Jersey juvenile justice system focuses on rehabilitation of young offenders rather than punishment. This is because NJ lawmakers, judges, and prosecutors do not want young people to get caught up in a cycle of crime and incarceration. Moreover, everyone generally understands that a young person’s life should not be ruined just because of one mistake. However, this does not mean you should assume your son or daughter is in the clear if they are facing juvenile criminal charges in Essex County, New Jersey. They are still subject to significant penalties and their long-term future is still in jeopardy. The juvenile defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm have years of experience handling juvenile crime cases in Essex County, NJ, including Bloomfield, Orange, Irvington, Montclair, and Newark. We are familiar with the unique aspects of juvenile law in New Jersey. We also understand how things work in the NJ juvenile court system. If you have questions about your child’s juvenile charges, you can call the Tormey Law Firm in Newark anytime at 201-654-3464 for a free consultation.


Juvenile Criminal Charges in Essex County, New Jersey

Although most juvenile cases are settled without going to trial, our criminal defense lawyers are always willing to take a case to trial if it is in the client’s best interest. We defend clients against all kinds of juvenile charges, including:

What Happens in Essex County Juvenile Court?

Juvenile charges are typically filed in the county where the juvenile resides. However, under certain circumstances, a juvenile court judge may grant a motion to transfer the case to the county where the offense occurred.

Juvenile trials are heard by a judge; there is no jury. Additionally, juvenile court rules and procedures differ from those in adult court. For example, a juvenile court judge has many unique options available at sentencing; unlike an adult court judge, they are not always required to impose mandatory minimum penalties.

FAQ’s about New Jersey Juvenile Offenses

You might have questions about your child’s legal options. One of our lawyers will be happy to answer any questions you might have about your son or daughter’s charges. We are also prepared to provide information on all aspects the juvenile justice system, including:

Contact an Irvington Juvenile Defense Lawyer to Discuss Your Child’s Case

If your son or daughter has a juvenile case in Essex County, The Tormey Law Firm is prepared to help your child with their juvenile charges. We understand the extreme stress that a parent can feel when their child has been arrested. Our top priority is always to achieve the best possible result for your child. We will do whatever it takes to protect your child’s future. We will also guide you and your child through the legal system and make sure that you understand what to expect every step of the way. Call us today at 201-654-3464, or email us to arrange a meeting at our office in Newark, NJ.

What our clients say about us

Excellent attorney, highly recommend his talents

"I was facing serious trouble for marijuana possession. Was looking at probation, loss of driving privileges and even jail time. Travis's great knowledge of his clients constitutional rights"


Request a Free Consultation

Our NJ lawyers represent clients in Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, City of Orange, East Orange, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, Upper Montclair, Newark, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, South Orange Village, Verona, West Caldwell, West Orange, Wayne, Clifton and Paterson. Call us at 201-654-3464 or toll-free at 888-668-1940.

Hackensack Law Office

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Get Directions

Newark Law Office

1 Gateway Center, Suite 2600

Newark, NJ 07102

Get Directions