Marietta Juvenile Defense Attorney
Don't Jeopardize Your Future with Juvenile Crime Charges
The criminal justice system in our area is tough on all forms of juvenile
crime, and if your child has been arrested and charged with any type offense,
you must take action now to resolve the situation and defend your child's
future. The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice reports that there were
535 commitments to juvenile detention centers in the Marietta region in 2011, down from 612 the year before and 653 the year before that. Juvenile
crime charges result in commitment in 22% of cases in our area, while
many others result in the defendant being placed on probation, referred
to a diversion program or the case being dismissed by the prosecutor.
Protecting Your Rights Against a Juvenile Offense
According to statistics provided by the DJJ, property crimes including
theft and vandalism are the most common type of juvenile offense, accounting
for 33% of all reported violations. Violent crimes including
assault and battery are the next most prevalent (26%), followed by offenses against
public order (14%), probation violations (13%) and violent
Drug crimes such as
sales are also a common cause of commitment, accounting for 5% of cases.
Former Prosecutors Defending Your Child's Future
Contact a Marietta criminal defense lawyer at
Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC as early as possible after your child's arrest, for a confidential
consultation to learn about the legal aspects of the situation and to
allow them to begin working on the case. An attorney from the firm can
represent your child throughout the process, including seeking an early
release from custody at the probable cause hearing, which should be held
no later than 48 hours after the arrest, through seeking to have the case
dismissed at the adjudicatory hearing and possibly requesting probation
or a diversion program at the dispositional hearing.
The goal at all times will be to get your child out of the criminal justice
system and back into your own custody so that your family can deal with
the situation in your own way and move into the future with a minimum
of negative repercussions.
Please do not hesitate to
contact our firm with further questions so that we can begin helping you right away.