Atlanta Juvenile Crimes Attorney
Defending Minors Who Are Facing Criminal Charges In Fulton County
Young people are far more likely to make mistakes than adults. Lack of experience gets in the way of good decision-making. There are many issues that could come into play, including peer pressure, lack of confidence, and friends that have bad ideas. Once caught in the justice system, whether for a misdemeanor or felony crime, the situation is extremely dangerous. For some crimes, the prosecutor will attempt to have a case moved to adult court, typically when dealing with violent crimes such as manslaughter, murder, and other serious violent crimes.
Is your child facing criminal charges in Georgia? Call the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally today at (678) 918-4421 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation with a skilled Atlanta juvenile crimes defense lawyer.
Juvenile Crime Cases We Handle
At the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally, you will be represented by a top-quality juvenile defense attorney. The founding lawyer is a former Deputy District Attorney. Having seen young people caught in the justice system, his goal is to seek out the best possible outcome through legal strategies that have been proven to be successful. The first step is to contact the firm and speak with the juvenile crimes attorney, whether the case involves:
Consequences Of Juvenile Crimes in Georgia
The juvenile court system is geared to rehabilitate the young and get them out of the system and back on track before it is too late. The adult justice system is focused on punishment, although there is some shift towards rehabilitation for non-violent crimes. No matter what situation your child is in legally, you need to ensure that everything possible is done to reduce the damage. A conviction can be a very serious issue and can lead to an inability to get a job, being restricted from entering certain colleges, the inability to get a professional license, and other dangers.
Can Juveniles Be Tried As An Adult?
In Georgia, juvenile offenders aged 17 and above can be tried as adults. The decision to charge a minor as an adult lies with the prosecutor, who will consider factors such as the severity of the specific offense, the age of the offender, and their criminal history. If the minor offender is found guilty, the penalties can range from the suspension of driving privileges or probation to incarceration in an adult jail or prison.
Contact An Experienced Juvenile Crimes Lawyer Today
There could be details in the case that would allow for a dismissal of charges, but it will take a professional eye to find the errors and flaws. You can count on our Atlanta juvenile crimes attorney to be a zealous advocate for your child and to do everything possible for the defense of the case. The firm represents juveniles in all types of criminal cases, from minor misdemeanors to the most serious felony charges.
Contact the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally today to get started on your child's defense with our Atlanta juvenile crimes attorney.