Failing to Appear in Court
After failing to appear in court for a traffic offense in New Jersey, you could have your driver’s license revoked. Contact experienced traffic ticket and criminal defense attorney Carl Spector for dedicated legal representation.
Failing to Appear in Court | Penalties
If you fail to appear in court on a New Jersey municipal court traffic matter, ordinarily the court will send out a second notice. That notice will inform you that if you then fail to appear for that notice, a warrant issue or a bail will be set, and a notice will then be sent down to the Department of Motor Vehicles. You won’t even realize it, but that will result in your driving license being suspended. If you fail to appear in court on a criminal matter, a warrant will issue by the judge and you will need to report to court immediately. If any of those situations are your situation, notify me immediately and we’ll have these warrants vacated.
Failing to Appear in Court | Juvenile Crimes
In New Jersey, a juvenile offense has a broad range of penalties. Whenever juveniles involved in an alleged criminal act, the courts ordinarily try to put themselves in a position where they want to benefit the child in the long run. Juvenile detention is usually a last resort, usually for very serious charges or for people who have had many, many different offenses and just haven’t been able to rectify their aberrant behavior.
The penalties can range anything from writing an essay to a judge or to a victim, all the way up to juvenile detention. Very often, if it’s a serious enough charge but detention is not required or recommended, a period of adjustment, which is kind of like being on probation where a juvenile might have to attend some classes or some therapy and then prove to the court that they are not aberrant any longer and can handle the rigors of growing up.
If your child is charged with a crime in the state of New Jersey, you should seek an attorney who has handled cases like this before. I have handled juvenile matters in the superior court and the family court, and I have experience. One of the things you need to know is that the court, in most instances, is trying to look out for the best interest of the child, and while punishment might be an element of the best interest of that child, the court is not trying to put the child on the wrong path, they’re actually trying to correct that behavior. As a parent myself, I have seen children making poor judgments, but that does not have to define the rest of their life. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.