Badge - Rated by Super Lawyers Victor A. Rotolo
Badge - Rated by Super Lawyers Anthony P. Kearns third
Badge - Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Badge - Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forums
Badge - New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Attorney
Badge - New Jersey's Best Lawyers For Families 2018
Badge - AV Preeminent Victor A. Rotolo 2024
Badge - Client Champion Gold 2024
Badge - Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
Badge - Top 100 The National Trial Lawyers
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Drug Offenses

The number of cases handled by the juvenile courts involving juvenile drug offenses has more than doubled between 1991 and 2004. A juvenile crime may be the same as an adult crime, but the resolution and penalties for juveniles are much different than those handed down for adults.

A juvenile drug offense can be devastating to the juvenile and all those connected to the juvenile. Such an offense can wreak havoc on a family and can negatively impact the future life of a young person. Oftentimes the juvenile is unaware of the magnitude of their offense or the implications that can result. It is imperative that the matter be handled by an experienced attorney who is well versed in juvenile law and fully familiar with the juvenile system. Messrs. Kearns and Rotolo are strong advocates for the juvenile offender and adamantly believe that a juvenile is deserving of a second chance.

Unlike criminal court for adults, the juvenile courts have wide discretion on handling and sentencing juveniles. There is opportunity to help a juvenile and intervene at this stage in their life to prevent future drug-related issues and crimes and prevent the juvenile from embarking on a negative path in life.

Anthony Kearns and Victor Rotolo will strive to protect your child from an aggressive juvenile system while also seeking to obtain the intervention and treatment a juvenile may need. In certain circumstances, charges may be dropped or reduced in exchange for counseling, rehabilitation programs or other programs that can help a teen with drug issues.

As a former prosecutor in Hunterdon County, Anthony Kearns works to protect the rights of his clients as does Victor Rotolo, a former police officer in Elizabeth, NJ. Call Kearns Rotolo Law today to obtain defense and guidance in protecting the rights of your teen and help put him or her on a positive path in life.

What Our Clients are Saying

I was very proud to be represented by Tony and felt secure at a time I needed a compass to head out of a difficult bind. Confidence in your counsel and a sense of security in understanding how best to proceed are important reasons to consider Anthony Kearns and his team of outstanding lawyers.

- Lynn

Tony was excellent! He was knowledgeable, responsive and on-time. His experience as a County Prosecutor definitely helped our case as he knows how the legal system works and how to navigate. I highly recommend Tony and his office.

- Matt

Thankfully I found Kearns Rotolo Law and I had a wonderful experience working with Charles Rifici on a difficult divorce/child custody issue. I am so grateful for all the work and guidance he provided. He always took his time and diligently went through all my options with me so I could make the decisions that benefitted my family and I. I will be forever thankful for the top notch services he provided.

- Cinthya

In March of 2022 I contacted Kearns Rotolo Law Firm with an urgent problem, Mr. Kearns and Mr. Rotolo contacted me immediately to give me hope as to rectify my problem. The end result was Mr Kearns was able to solve my issue through extreme professionalism, I am very grateful I found Kearns Rotolo Law firm and I would recommend their law firm to anyone that has a less extreme problem or a more complex problem, I am very grateful for their services.

- Bill

I met with Mr. Kearns yesterday about a devastating situation affecting our family. Mr. Kearns and his entire staff made us feel extremely comfortable and showed our family a compassionate side that gave us comfort in the most uncomfortable of situations. Thank you very much. God Bless.

- Christian