Mahwah NJ Juvenile Defense Lawyers

Bergen County NJ Criminal Defense Attorneys 

New Jersey, like many states around the U.S., has established a juvenile court system that focuses on rehabilitation of young offenders rather than punishment. Courts want to reform young offenders and, whenever possible, give them a second chance.

This does not mean that you can take charges faced in juvenile court lightly. If you have a son or daughter who is accused of a crime, it is critical to his or her long-term future that you seek the representation of an experienced juvenile court attorney — someone who is familiar with the unique set of rules that pertain to juveniles. I’m Travis J. Tormey, the founding partner of the Tormey Law Firm, LLC, in Hackensack, New Jersey. My fellow attorneys and I have extensive experience representing juveniles in the New Jersey juvenile court system.

Juvenile offenses typically lead to charges being brought in the county where the juvenile resides, rather than where the offense occurred. In appropriate cases, a judge will grant a motion to transfer the case to the county of the juvenile offense. Juvenile trials are heard by a judge without a jury. The rules of trial in juvenile court are different from adult court. At sentencing, the judge has many options that are unavailable to adult defendants. The fact is most juvenile cases are settled without going to trial, but I am always willing to take a case to trial if it’s in the client’s best interest.

Here is a review from one of our many satisfied clients who had a juvenile matter in Bergen County Superior Court where the case was dismissed:

“Consummate Professional!”

5.0 stars

Posted by Amy

“Mr. Tormey is a consummate professional. Our case was sensitive and complicated and unusually lengthy for a juvenile case. For 8 months Mr. Tormey faithfully worked our case and never failed to show for court once. Punctual, disciplined, knowledgeable, patient and responsive there aren’t enough words of admiration and gratitude I can apply to him. My son’s case was resolved in our favor and we owe it to Mr. Tormey’s unwavering professionalism. I choose him based on previous reviews and I am so pleased I did as the excellent reviews are absolutely warranted. He made an unbearable situation so much more bearable with his calm demeanor. I highly recommend Travis to anyone needing a juvenile defense attorney. He knows the law and he knows how to navigate the judicial jungle. Without a doubt, one of the best attorneys out there. Thank you Travis for giving my son his life back, I will forever be gratefully indebted.”

For a free consultation about your child’s juvenile proceedings, contact the Hackensack law offices of The Tormey Law Firm anytime at (201)-330-4979. 

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I understand the stress caused by having a child arrested and facing criminal charges. My goal is to achieve the best possible result for your child so they can look forward to the future. Along the way, I will explain every step of the process and all of your options so you understand what to expect and can be part of the decision-making process. I offer a free initial consultation in which I can answer any questions you have about the juvenile justice system, including:


Call the Tormey Law Firm in Hackensack, NJ to Discuss Your Child’s Case 

For additional information and a free consultation, please contact us anytime at (201)-330-4979, or use our online contact form. Our Hackensack office is conveniently located in the heart of Bergen County, just steps from the Hackensack Municipal Court and Bergen County Superior Court. One of our criminal defense attorneys will be happy to discuss your case over the phone or to schedule an appointment to meet with you in person.



If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.