Toms River Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Strong, Experienced Defense for New Jersey Minors

If you are a parent, one of the hardest situations you may ever face is seeing your child or teen accused of a crime and not being able to protect him or her from the consequences of a conviction.

However, you cannot defend your son or daughter on your own. An attorney must be retained in most cases. At the Law Office of David A. Semanchik, we will stand up for your child's well-being and rights. We understand how terrible it is when one youthful conviction leaves a permanent mark on someone's record for the rest of his or her life, so we work hard to help prevent it.

Located in Toms River, our law firm defends juveniles throughout New Jersey who have been accused of crimes and offenses. Some common juvenile crimes include:

  • Traffic violations
  • DUI/DWI
  • Underage drinking
  • Shoplifting
  • Auto theft
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Vandalism
  • Marijuana possession
  • Drug distribution
  • Assault
  • Internet crimes
  • Truancy

If your son or daughter is accused of a crime, remind him or her to keep silent. Do not give out any information to police or investigators until you have talked to a lawyer.

Focusing on Rehabilitation, Not Punishment

In most juvenile cases, the court's goal is to rehabilitate youthful offenders, not punish them. Our firm is experienced at working with the court to find constructive resolutions and rehabilitation options. Such options may include:

  • Deferred disposition
  • Anger management programs
  • Drug rehabilitation programs
  • Community service
  • Job placement
  • Restitution

Depending on the specific case and our client's particular needs, we can also pursue a plea bargain or take the case to trial.

Talk With a Lakewood Minor in Possession Attorney for Free

If your child or teenager has been accused of a crime, do not hesitate to schedule a free initial consultation with a Toms River juvenile defense attorney. Call the Law Office of David A. Semanchik toll free at 888-691-1099, or contact our office online. We make jail visits and offer evening and weekend appointments by request.