Every parent is fearful of getting a call from the local police department saying that their child has been arrested. Unfortunately, New Jersey parents do receive such telephone calls. Worse yet, parents simply do not know what they can do on behalf of their child. According to New Jersey law, a juvenile is an individual who is under the age of 18 years. Therefore, the police can take children into custody no matter the age.
What is civil forfeiture? Imagine that you are enjoying a leisurely drive in your expensive car. Suddenly, the police pull you over and arrest you. Next, the police take you into custody and transport you to the nearest police station where you are formally processed.
Being arrested in New Jersey is one of the most unpleasant experiences a person can encounter. However, you are not necessarily guilty of committing a crime because you have been arrested. You are presumed innocent until being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.