In Georgia, juvenile courts are very different from adult courts because of their unique rules and procedures. For example, juveniles are not entitled to a jury trial, but rather are tried before a judge. Penalties relating to juvenile offeses can vary. Depending on the severity of the offense, the juvenile may be placed in juvenile detention or have his/her case sent to adult court.
At W. Travis Towe LLC, we work hard to ensure that the legal rights of all minors are protected. We work extensively with your family to help you understand and repair the underlying problem, not just deal with the current criminal charges. We evaluate the circumstances of each case, keeping our clients' freedom as our first priority.
The juvenile system is based on the adult criminal justice system in that both systems are designed to protect society and hold accountable those who break the law. The main difference is that juvenile law takes into the account the theory that a child under the age of 18 inevitably makes mistakes and should not be punished like an adult. However, if minors are accused of certain types of serious crimes, youthful offenders may be charged and prosecuted as adults. If a juvenile commits a more violent offense such as murder, the prosecutor may seek to have the juvenile tried as an adult.
If your child has been accused of committing any misdemeanor or felony offense, you need excellent representation by a juvenile criminal defense attorney. Mr. Towe stands ready to advise you on juvenile related issues, including:
- Detention hearings
- Probation hearings
- Deferred prosecution programs, and
- Sentencing options
Because of the special rules and circumstances surrounding juvenile crimes, it is important to seek representation from a knowledgable criminal defense attorney who is experienced in representing juveniles. At W. Travis Towe LLC, we offer highly personalized service designed to help you solve this family problem successfully.
If you have recieved one of those agonizing and frightening phone calls saying your child has been arrested or detained, contact criminal defense attorney W. Travis Towe. A juvenile arrest is a serious matter that requires immediate attention. Mr. Towe will utilize all of the options available to negotiate a favorable Juvenile Court disposition. We offer a free consultation where you will learn about your legal options and how we work to skillfully prepare your child's defense.
Call my office at 1-404-993-9172 4 now to set up an appointment at your convenience. You have nothing to lose by calling and potentially a lot to gain. I look forward to hearing from you and helping put your mind at some ease during this difficult time of yours.