Juvenile in Monmouth County Accused of Making Terroristic Threats

Aberdeen Juvenile Taken into Custody After Alleged Threat Made on Social Media

Has your child been taken into custody and charged with a criminal offense in Monmouth County? If so, we strongly recommend that you consult with a knowledgeable juvenile criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Although the overall goal of the criminal justice system is to rehabilitate as opposed to punish, that goal will quickly change if the charges are serious enough. The juvenile criminal justice system in New Jersey does not use the word “convicted” as they refer to it as being adjudicated as a juvenile delinquent. As one would imagine, being adjudicated as a juvenile delinquent can have a devastating impact on a juveniles’ future. If you or a your child has been charged with a criminal offense like terroristic threats, assault, resisting arrest, underage drinkingpossession of marijuana or criminal mischief in Monmouth County, Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Our Monmouth County juvenile criminal defense lawyers are available immediately for a free initial consultation. To speak to one of our attorneys now, please contact our Middletown office at 732.858.6959. Now here is an article on an incident that took place in Aberdeen Township this weekend involving a juvenile.

Ever since the tragic events that unfolded in Florida this past week, school districts around the country have been on high alert. According to nj.com, officials from Aberdeen Township have confirmed that they have taken a juvenile into custody following an alleged threat made on social media this weekend. However, at this point in time no additional information has been released as they continue to investigate the situation. Furthermore, it is important to note here that based on the information that has been released at point, it does not appear that the juvenile has formally been charged with a crime. NJ.com has also announced that the Matawan-Aberdeen Superintendent, Joseph Majka wrote a letter to the community in which he states:

“We understand that this is a stressful experience for everyone particularly given the recent events in Florida,”…”We want to assure you that the safety and security of our students and staff continue to be our utmost priority, and we are consistently working to strengthen this area.”

Facing a Juvenile Terroristic Threats Charge in NJ

If the juvenile was to be charged, they would most likely be charged with a violation of NJSA 2C:12-3, terroristic threats. Although there are various different subsections of NJSA 2C:12-3, the most common subsection is NJSA 2C:12-3a. NJSA 2C:12-3a seeks to criminalize a situation where in which someone who makes a threat of violence upon another with the intent to terrorize that person. Terroristic threats is a third degree felony offense in New Jersey. If the juvenile is charged with this offense they would be facing up to two years in a juvenile detention center. For more information on terroristic threats charges, please click here.

Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney in Monmouth County NJ

If you or a loved one has been summonsed to appear in the Monmouth County Superior Court, Family Division to answer for a juvenile criminal complaint, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Our office defends juveniles charged with all types of criminal offenses, including but not limited to simple assault, terroristic threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, burglary, theft, shoplifting and robbery in towns throughout Monmouth County. To se up a free initial consultation today, please contact our Middletown office at 732.858.6959 or contact us online. We serve all of Monmouth County, including Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Township, Eatontown, Manalapan, Freehold, Howell, Holmdel, Atlantic Highlands and Red Bank.

For more information on this incident, please checkout nj.com’s article labeled Student in police custody after making threat, officials say.

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