If your son or daughter is under eighteen years of age and has been charged with or is being investigated for a juvenile offence in New Jersey, it is important to understand the Juvenile Justice System and what rights it affords our children. Kevin P. Wigenton is equipped with a wealth of experience in the Juvenile Courts in defending juveniles. More and more, Kevin P. Wigenton hears about children being charged with bullying and/or sexual offenses, and it is important to understand the severe consequences that can attach to those offenses and many others. If you or someone you know has a child that has been charged with any type of an offense in New Jersey, contact Kevin P. Wigenton's office today to discuss your options. This office is committed to keeping your child's record clear so that he or she may not deal with any negative consequences associated with a juvenile record as they grow older. If your child has been arrested and charged with a juvenile offense in New Jersey, he or she may be remanded to your county's juvenile detention center. Within 24 hours of your child's remand to the detention center, he/she must be seen by a family court juvenile judge. At this first appearance proceeding , you or a family member is required to be present in court. It is very important that you have an experienced and capable New Jersey Juvenile court attorney present at this hearing in order to protect your child's rights. In the juvenile court system, being found guilty is referred to as "being adjudicated a delinquent." It is important to note that the goal of the juvenile system is to rehabilitate a juvenile who has been adjudicated delinquent, and not to punish. Kevin P. Wigenton will fight for your child's rights every step of the way.