Atlanta Juvenile Crime Attorneys
Ross & Pines Can Protect for Your Future
Generally, the juvenile criminal justice system is geared toward the rehabilitation of minors rather than punishment. As a result, prosecutors and judges are often willing to consider alternatives to juvenile detention and lockup. Although this may be the case, Georgia still enforces some of the harshest laws when it comes to treating juveniles as adults and sending them to prison for long periods of time.
At Ross & Pines, our Atlanta criminal defense lawyers work closely with prosecutors, judges, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals in helping young people obtain a second chance.
Understanding the Juvenile Justice System in Georgia
Under Georgia law, juveniles can be charged as adults when certain crimes are alleged to have occurred. When dealing with juveniles charged as adults our attorneys utilize a number of strategies to try to get their cases sent down to juvenile court to avoid the harsh penalties of being treated as an adult in Superior Court.
While it depends on the nature of the allegations and the facts inherent to a case, our legal team can work to convince the judge to sentence a young person to community service, counseling, and extended monitoring in lieu of lockup or being charged as an adult in Superior Court. In other instances, we may be able to convince prosecutors to dismiss charges or offer some type of diversion program as an alternative to being prosecuted in either Superior Court or Juvenile Court. .
Common Juvenile Offenses
If your son or daughter is facing criminal charges as a juvenile charged as an adult in Superior Court or delinquency charges in Juvenile Court, you need a lawyer who has experience working with juveniles who find themselves tangled up in the criminal justice system. At Ross & Pines, we have the experience you require; three of our lawyers were former criminal prosecutors who worked extensively with both juveniles charged with committing delinquent acts in Juvenile Court and juveniles charged with committing crimes as adults in Superior Court.
With our unsurpassed insight and relentless work ethic, we are able to effectively craft strategies aimed at protecting our young clients' futures. We know that parents and their children are concerned with the ways in which criminal allegations will impact their lives and we strive to alleviate their worries by providing step-by-step guidance and aggressive criminal defense representation.
Trust Your Child's Case to Seasoned Atlanta Criminal Lawyers!
At Ross & Pines, we believe that our 100 years of combined experience, unique insights as former prosecutors, and backgrounds in the juvenile justice system enables us to secure the favorable results our clients. We make ourselves available to juveniles and their parents throughout the process, and we always make it a point to work closely with them and keep them well-informed.
With so much at stake in these cases, we leave no stone unturned when fighting for your child's future. Contact an Atlanta juvenile crime attorney from our firm today.