Juvenile Defense

Experience Matters When Fighting For Your Child’s Future

As a parent, you teach your children right from wrong, but what happens if they break the law? What impact will those charges have on their future? At The Childs Law Firm, our attorneys understand the state laws related to juvenile crimes and can defend your child.

While juvenile court proceedings differ from those of an adult, minors still have rights. Our attorneys will help you understand and protect the rights your child has under Georgia law. Minors, like adults, have a right to an attorney and a right against self-incrimination after an arrest.

We will fight to minimize the impact of the charges against your child, however this does not guarantee the charges will be dismissed. If your child is convicted of a crime, we will work to explore the legal option of having  their record sealed. A sealed record allows your child to say they do not have a criminal record if asked about criminal history in the future.

Different Crimes Fall Into Different Categories

Has your child been charged with a delinquent act?  Has your child been truant, violated curfew or been difficult and ungovernable at home? Our firm can assist you and your child in navigating the juvenile criminal system. As a prior Assistant District Attorney with the Juvenile Court of Cobb County, Jessica Rhoades is familiar with every step of the juvenile criminal process.

At The Childs Law Firm, we can defend your child for allegations of a wide range of status offenses and delinquent acts, including, but not limited to:

  • Traffic offenses including DUI
  • Drug charges
  • Theft charges
  • Assault
  • Sex crimes
  • Weapons offenses
  • Trespassing
  • Terroristic threats

Georgia’s juvenile criminal laws and conditions regarding imprisonment are complex. Our attorneys will not only help you understand the charges against your child, but guide you through the different hearings and possible outcomes. With our guidance, we will work with your family to find an outcome that benefits your child’s future.

Schedule A Consultation To Learn More About How We Can Help

There is nothing more concerning than the safety and well-being of your child. Send us an email or call 770-954-7580 to schedule a free initial consultation.