Representing Minors Arrested for or Accused of Juvenile Offenses
Juvenile crimes are any criminal offenses committed by a minor, a person under the age of 17. Juvenile court proceedings are very different from cases in which adults are charged. For instance, there is no jury in a juvenile court case in Georgia. The sentence and verdict is decided by a judge who will evaluate the case based upon evidence, information, and testimony provided by the prosecution and the defense.
Juvenile courts in Henry County and throughout the state are meant to protect children from the harsh reality of adult court. After all, minors are impressionable and should be given the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. However, sometimes a certain offense will cause prosecutors to attempt to have a child tried as an adult, where he or she will face adult penalties.
Due to the differences in the two court systems, and the possibility that your child could be facing jail or imprisonment, make sure you contact a legal professional who is experienced with juvenile court proceedings. By working with a Henry County juvenile defense lawyer with over thirty years experience and a high level of commitment to his clients, your child still has the chance for a bright future.
Why Our Legal Representation is Right for You
For a quarter century, we have helped minors throughout Henry County and the surrounding cities and counties with their juvenile criminal proceedings.
Some of the types of cases we can handle include, but are not limited to:
- Gang-related offenses
- Fights and disorderly conduct
- Violent crimes
- Criminal trespass
- Using a fake ID or fake driver’s license
- Underage drinking or DUI
- Drug crimes
If your child has been accused of or arrested for a crime, make sure you don’t leave his or her future up to an inexperienced attorney. By working with a Henry County juvenile crime attorney at Nicola Cummings Law Firm your child has the opportunity to get alternative sentencing or have his/her charges dropped altogether. We will also do everything in our power to help ensure no criminal charges are filed and that your child is not tried as an adult.