A child can be charged with delinquency when accused of an act that would qualify as a crime if he or she were an adult. The magnitude of this charge should not be underestimated. Children accused of delinquency are entitled to representation by an attorney. Minors who have been charged with delinquency in Washington, Jefferson, Toombs, Candler, Emanuel, and the surrounding counties deserve legal representation just like full-grown adults charged with similar acts. If you live in the middle judicial district and have a child dealing with such a charge, do not assume you are powerless. Our savvy criminal defense team is willing to represent juveniles against charges of delinquency.
Though the criminal justice system treats minors differently than adults, there are some serious consequences for crimes committed prior to the age of 18. It is certainly possible your son or daughter will miss out on a considerable number of opportunities simply because of a bad decision made in the tween or teen years. Our law firm’s assistance will prove essential in the quest to preserve your child’s “life chances”, prevent school expulsion, and an arrest record. Contact our law firm today to schedule an initial consultation. We will review the charges against your child and strive to resolve the matter so your loved one can enjoy the opportunity to live a truly fulfilling life.
The bottom line is just about everyone makes mistakes in their youth. These mistakes should not preclude your son or daughter from living a normal life. If the charge is serious enough and your little one does not have adequate legal representation, he or she could end up becoming a ward of the state, incarcerated at a juvenile camp, placed in a group home or foster care, or put on probation. Our legal team will represent your child in juvenile court and do everything possible to prevent such punishment.