Pennsylvania and New Jersey Juvenile Offenses Attorneys

If you are the parent or guardian of a juvenile in trouble with the law, it can be an overwhelming experience.  It is natural to be concerned about ensuring that your child’s rights are upheld from the beginning of the process all the way to the end, and to have many questions about what you can expect in the days and weeks to come.

At Young, Marr & Associates, we understand your stress and your concerns, and we pledge to treat your child with the respect and compassion they deserve as we evaluate the details of your family’s case.  It’s our stance that all of our clients are innocent until proven guilty, and we work diligently to uphold justice in each and every criminal case we encounter.

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Young, Marr & Associates: NJ and PA Juvenile Defense Lawyers

The juvenile defense attorneys of Young, Marr & Associates are equipped with the extensive legal knowledge and the hands-on experience you need to answer all of your most pressing questions.  We have over 30 years of experience practicing criminal defense throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and with over 10,000 cases handled through our many years working in the legal field, we have encountered virtually every obstacle, technicality, and scenario imaginable.  Whatever the details of your child’s case may be, our attorneys know how to handle it.

Not only are we experienced with criminal defense litigation, our team of attorneys also includes two former prosecutors, as well as a former senior deputy district attorney.  As a result, we know criminal law from both sides of the courtroom, and we can apply our intimate understanding of the prosecution to build an even stronger defense for your case.

Our attorneys know that when you’ve been accused of a crime, only  one thing matters: getting results.  We have helped many juveniles in New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania to avoid a broad assortment of serious criminal charges — including felony charges — as well as avoiding the serious financial, social, and emotional consequences that so often result from a criminal conviction.

When your child is facing criminal allegations, it is always a stressful and upsetting challenge to come up against.  The last thing you want to think about is attempting to build your own defense against a trained and qualified prosecuting attorney, or about managing expensive attorney fees.  We understand, and we offer aggressive representation through affordable, cost-effective plans.

To protect your child’s best interests, you need to enlist the services of an experienced juvenile offense attorney right away.  At Young, Marr & Associates, we can provide you and your child with the best, most aggressive juvenile defense attorney available, so contact us as soon as you can.

Juvenile Criminal Charges

In our decades practicing criminal law, our attorneys have defended juvenile clients from a wide assortment of felony and misdemeanor charges, including but not limited to:

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Adult Offenses

In many cases, juveniles are not treated as adults by the legal system.  Typically, juvenile cases are heard in juvenile court rather than adult court, and the punishments imposed by judges are lesser than those which would be applied to adult offenders.  However, there are some juvenile crimes which are considered to be serious enough in nature that they are prosecuted in adult court, with adult penalties.

In New Jersey, serious juvenile offenses are considered part of the state’s “formal calendar” (as opposed to the “informal calendar”).  The formal calendar includes crimes like murder, aggravated assault, and rape.  Similarly, Pennsylvania also maintains a list of crimes which are considered grave enough to land juveniles in adult court.  Provided that the juvenile is at least 15 years of age at the time of the offense, crimes which Pennsylvania treats as adult offenses include murder, rape, aggravated assault, manslaughter, kidnapping, and robbery, and offenses where a deadly weapon was present.

To arrange for a private legal consultation with a juvenile offense attorney at no charge, contact us online, or call Young, Marr & Associates at (609) 755-3115 in New Jersey or (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania.



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Commonwealth v. Houser (DUI case)

Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.


Commonwealth v. Cohen (Felony drug/Firearms case)

Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.


Commonwealth v. Santiago

Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.


State of New Jersey v. Henderson

Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.


We have decades of experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors, and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Anyone facing charges involving a criminal offense can expect to experience a heightened degree of emotional turmoil, for themselves, as well as their family members. Our team of highly qualified criminal law attorneys and expert legal support staff are committed to providing each of our client’s with the compassion and understanding they deserve, as well as an aggressive plan for representation at an affordable price.

As former prosecutors, we have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and how the prosecution prepares cases. In addition, we have long-standing experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

At Young, Marr and Associates, when we say “experience matters,” we mean it. Our lawyers, which include two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney bring more than three decades of criminal law experience, handling more than 10,000 criminal cases. It is precisely that experience that allows us to achieve outstanding results for our clients facing DUI, traffic, felony and misdemeanor charges in state, federal and juvenile courts.