For Emergencies Available 24/7, after hours, weekends and holidays
Law Offices of John J. Zarych
Se habla espaÑol | Free Initial Consultations
Toll-Free 866-605-5115
New Jersey 609-910-3469

New Jersey teenager arrested and charged with animal cruelty

Police in Atlantic City, New Jersey, charge a number of teenagers every year with committing crimes. Parents of a teenager who is facing a criminal charge should not take the charges lightly. Often, parents think that juvenile charges are not serious in nature. However, they should understand that a police arrest and criminal charges brought against a teen could produce harmful results in the future.

Police have recently charged a Vineland teenager with animal cruelty. The teen reportedly inserted an unidentified object into the vagina of a dog, which got stuck inside. The object was later removed by a veterinarian and the dog was seized by the SPCA.

Police reportedly arrested the teen after receiving information about the incident from the SPCA. The accused teen is facing charges of cruelty to animals. Authorities later released the teen to his mother after registering a juvenile complaint.

Teens are generally unaware of the consequences of their actions. Often, they fail to understand that their conduct may have serious consequences. In most cases, juveniles benefit from the fact that they are young and do not face as harsh a punishment as adults would, unless the crime is very serious.

The parents of a teenager accused of a crime should understand that a juvenile complaint can still have serious repercussions in the future. A juvenile record may have a devastating effect on many aspects of the teenager's life, including school. Furthermore, it may also make it difficult for them to find a job in the future.

Juvenile crimes are prosecuted differently than crimes against adults. The procedure for hearing a juvenile case is very different. Juvenile charges need to be handled very carefully and diligently so that the negative consequences that they have on the teenager are minimal.

Source: South Jersey Times, "Vineland teen charged with cruelty after sexually assaulting dog," Alex Young, Feb. 12, 2013.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Office Locations

Atlantic County Location
1555 Zion Road
Suite 201
Northfield, NJ 08225

Toll Free: 866-605-5115
Phone: 609-910-3469
Phone: 609-641-2266
Fax: 609-641-3677
Northfield Law Office Map

Cape May County Location
106 North Main Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Toll Free: 866-605-5115
Phone: 609-465-6500
Fax: 609-641-3677
Cape May Court House Law Office Map

Wildwood Location
3309 New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Toll Free: 866-605-5115
Phone: 609-522-3778
Fax: 609-641-3677
Wildwood Law Office Map

Atlantic City Location
1125 Atlantic Ave Suite 500
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Toll Free: 866-605-5115
Phone: 609-344-9958
Fax: 609-641-3677
Atlantic City Law Office Map

Atlantic County Location Cape May County Location Wildwood Location Atlantic City Location