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
Please click Award & Selection Criteria & Methodology for information regarding the specific criteria used for selection of each of the above awards.

Juvenile Matters/Teen Offenders

Drug Offenses | Theft / Shoplifting | Underage Drinking | Vandalism

In the United States nearly two million juveniles are arrested each year for crimes ranging from property damage to drug abuse. Juveniles, those under the age of 18, are not tried in the same method or in the same courts as adult offenders to ensure the safety and well-being of the children.

When juveniles are involved, the goal of the Courts is to provide rehabilitation rather than punishment. Work programs or therapy will be suggested as an alternative to detention centers. After rehabilitation, the Courts will often seal or expunge the youth’s record so the child can have a clean slate. It is the goal of Kearns Rotolo Law to ensure that mistakes from a person’s youth do not generally follow that youth into his/her adult life.

Kearns Rotolo Law understands that a juvenile is not a criminal; a juvenile is a young person that has possibly made a mistake or used wrong judgment in a given situation. A juvenile is someone who deserves the chance to continue to grow without the mistakes from the past hindering progress in the community when he/she becomes an adult.

As a former prosecutor in Hunterdon County, Anthony Kearns is fully familiar with police practices as is Victor Rotolo, a former police officer in Elizabeth, NJ. As experienced criminal attorneys, they are advocates for you in the court room.  This combination of skills and experiences enables them to obtain results for their clients.

Kearns Rotolo Law will provide a young person with representation to make certain the young person has a fair trial and that the appropriate rehabilitation is received. Call Kearns Rotolo Law to discuss your situation today.

Please Note: Effective January 2013, Hunterdon County has instituted a new "Early Intervention Program for Young Offenders." Please see our blog article for more information.

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