Birmingham Juvenile Crimes Lawyer
Serving Jefferson County, Walker County & Alabama
Juvenile crime cases are handled differently than adult crime cases. The purpose of the juvenile court system is to locate and address the behavior leading to the criminal conduct in order to fix it before the child becomes an adult. This is because a child’s mind is still developing – even in adolescence, and as a result they are not as able as adults to comprehend their actions and the consequences they might face due to them.
Juvenile law is not an area that all lawyers are comfortable with. When your child is in need of legal help, the best thing you can do is reach out to an experienced juvenile law attorney. Forrester Law has that experience needed to help you. Attorney Forrester years of experience along with the experience and knowledge necessary to provide his clients the best possible defense. We will zealously defend your child in the juvenile justice system to help ensure their future remains untarnished.
Juvenile Law Lawyer
The main purpose of the juvenile justice system is to reform rather than harshly punish, your child could still face serious consequences for their actions. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to reach out to an experienced lawyer as quickly as possible to help mitigate damages and preserve your child’s ability to pursue a normal life.
The right attorney can help fight to keep your child firmly in the juvenile justice system as opposed to being tried as an adult – and, possibly tried in the adult legal system. There are many options available to help further mitigate the punishment your child receives as a result of their alleged crimes. These might include things like community service, diversion programs, and probation instead of serving time in a detention center. The goal is to keep your child’s overall future in mind and make decisions that will help keep their record clean and enable them to pursue all future possible employment and educational opportunities.
Consequences of Conviction
Do not let the fact that your child’s entire future is riding upon successfully mitigating charges fall from your mind. If your child is tried as an adult and convicted, they will face the same punishments as adults would for the same crime. They will also face the same restrictions that those punishments place upon convicted adults. This can have a huge impact on the child’s future including working in certain fields like education or medicine as well as the inability to obtain any government assistance for college.
Contact an experienced juvenile crime attorney today for help!
If your child is facing juvenile crime charges, you owe it to yourself to reach out to an experienced attorney for help. They can help ensure that your child does not end up sacrificing their future over a simple mistake. Learn more about your rights and options by contacting Forrester Law, LLC, at 205-521-0011 for a free consultation. Based in Birmingham, the firm also maintains an office in Jasper. Mr. Forrester handles legal matters throughout Jefferson County and the surrounding areas.