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Criminal charges as a juvenile can change your child’s entire future. Depending on the crime, the charges could negatively affect opportunities and job prospects. The attorneys at ChancoSchiffer P.C. understand how serious juvenile charges are and will do everything possible to fight them. A poor decision made during childhood shouldn’t determine the course of a life. If your child is facing juvenile charges in Atlanta, contact ChancoSchiffer P.C. for help.
Though most juvenile charges are not as severe as some adult charges, there are still a large number of potential juvenile crimes. Larceny is one of the most common juvenile charges and is one of the less intense crimes. It occurs when someone steals something from another person. Because juvenile larceny often involves smaller, less significant items, many people do not report it. Larceny accusations, however, can still yield serious consequences.
Assault is another common juvenile charge. It often begins with aggression at school and can develop into more serious offenses.
Another common juvenile charge is illegal purchases. It is common for minors to want to party, often with drugs and alcohol. The desire to use drugs and alcohol can lead young people to go to great lengths to obtain the substances, even though it is illegal for them to buy them.
Georgia law outlines a series of possible punishments for minors that depends on the crime’s severity. One category is for children in need of services, which covers children who:
The court considers more serious charges designated felony acts. Designated felonies include:
Under Georgia law, some juvenile actions are severe enough to warrant imprisonment. Some of the circumstances that could lead to imprisonment include:
If your child is facing juvenile charges for any crime, your family needs our help. Whether the penalty includes fines, imprisonment, or another punishment, it could change your child’s life forever. Juvenile law is different from other sectors of Georgia law and can be complicated to navigate without training. The attorneys at ChancoSchiffer P.C. have experience with Georgia’s juvenile crime laws. We offer each of our clients the personal attention many other law firms cannot provide. Contact ChancoSchiffer P.C. for strong representation in your child’s juvenile crime case.