Leonard Biddison

Attorney at Law

(866) 721-9510

Philadelphia, PA

(866) 721-9510

Haddonfield, NJ

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Camden County NJ Juvenile Sentencing Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney with Offices in Haddonfield, New Jersey

Juvenile Sentencing
Juvenile Sentencing

When it comes to juveniles in New Jersey, the criminal justice system tends to be geared more towards rehabilitation and future deterrence during sentencing rather than punishing the offenders. Many times these offenders are dealing with a difficult period in their life in regards to their family or school and they end up straying off and making misguided decisions. The court system recognizes this and tries to give juveniles a second chance and get them back on the right path in life. If your son or daughter has been charged with a crime, however, do not take the situation lightly. It is crucial that you contact a knowledgeable and skilled attorney who has experience dealing with these situations.

The criminal defense team at the the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison defends juveniles charged with offenses such as shopliftingassault, and marijuana possession in Camden County including Cherry Hill, Gibbsboro, Somerdale, and Gloucester City. With around 40 years of combined experience, our defense attorneys know what it takes to help get you the most desirable result in your case. In fact, one of the members of our criminal defense team is a former county prosecutor in New Jersey who used to work on various charges for the State. This means we can predict what kinds of arguments the prosecution will make and use this knowledge to defend your case. The Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are available anytime for a free initial consultation to speak with you about your case. Call us today at 866-721-9510.

Juvenile Sentencing in New Jersey 

As mentioned above, the criminal justice system is more concerned with rehabilitation and the best interests of the child in cases involving juveniles. The juvenile system is therefore much different than for adults. Sentencing will usually involve one or more of the following:

  • Probation
  • Community Service
  • Counseling
  • Incarceration
  • Rehab
  • Book Reports
  • Restitution
  • License Suspension
  • Deferred Disposition

Note: Deferred Disposition is basically the juvenile equivalent to the Pre-Trial Intervention program. If the minor successfully completes the probationary period, the charges will be dismissed.

Factors Considered During Sentencing for Juveniles in New Jersey

In juvenile cases, the probation department will draft a report before sentencing so that the judge is informed about the defendant and the circumstances surrounding the offense. He will then make a ruling based on a variety of factors including:

  • The nature and circumstances of the offense;
  • The degree of injury or damage caused by the offense;
  • The juvenile’s age, previous record, and prior social services received;
  • Whether the disposition supports family strength, responsibility, unity, and the well-being and physical safety of the juvenile;
  • Whether the disposition provides for reasonable participation by the child’s parents or guardians;
  • Whether the disposition recognizes and treats the unique physical, psychological, and social characteristics and needs of the child;
  • Whether the disposition contributes to the child’s developmental needs;
  • Other circumstances related to the offense and the juvenile’s social history;
  • The impact of the offense on the victim, on the community, and the threat to the public posed by the child.

Contact a Cherry Hill NJ Juvenile Sentencing Lawyer for Help 

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against your juvenile charges. Our criminal defense team understands the details of juvenile law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at 866-721-9510 for a free initial consultation about your case.

Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Biddison has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Leonard D. Biddison Esquire ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

Schedule an appointment by filling out the form on the right.

The Law Offices of Leonard D. Biddison

Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collinswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.

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Philadelphia Location

230 South Broad Street Suite 1501

Philadelphia, PA

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Haddonfield Location

132 North Haddon Avenue

Haddonfield, NJ

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