An Experienced Juvenile Defense Attorney Committed To Protecting Juveniles

During my career as a New Jersey police officer, I worked with children and teens for 10 years. I know that kids make mistakes and that the consequences can be significant. As a criminal defense lawyer, I represent juveniles who have been charged with crimes in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Because the juvenile justice system is about rehabilitation and preventing more problems, I work to keep the case there instead of the adult criminal justice system. Many times, kids can get back on track when they receive the help they need. I work in family court to address the underlying cause of the issues like substance abuse or domestic violence. I also work with the family and help them take advantage of available resources.

I am attorney Joseph M. Horn, Esq. I understand that you're afraid for your child. Let me protect his or her future and get your family through this ordeal. Call 201-479-2858 or contact me online today for a free initial consultation.

Juveniles Do Have The Right To A Defense Attorney

Your child should not face criminal charges without a lawyer. Juvenile cases are not tried before juries — a judge alone decides the outcome. It's critical that kids and teens have an attorney argue their case and present mitigating factors to the judge. I also know how to negotiate with the prosecutor and fight to keep cases in the juvenile justice system so your child is not tried as an adult.

I care deeply about juvenile defense, and with my experience I can effectively represent children and teens in a wide variety of cases, such as:

  • Traffic violations
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI/DWI arrests
  • Minor in possession charges
  • Allegations of assault or violent crimes
  • Theft and property offenses
  • School crimes
  • Gang-related offenses

I Am Committed To Protecting Your Child's Future. Call Now For A Free Case Evaluation.

I can meet you at my Hackensack office or by appointment in Mineola, Long Island, or in Belmar, New Jersey. For a consultation, please call 201-479-2858 or contact me online.