In our juvenile law practice we represent parents who are alleged to have committed some form of child deprivation. We also serve as a juvenile delinquency defense attorney for children under the age of 17 who are accused of committing delinquent acts, which are acts which would be considered a crime if committed by an adult.
Juvenile Delinquency Defense Attorney
Juvenile delinquency involves a case in which a child under the age of 17 is alleged to have committed an act the court would have considered a crime had it been committed by an adult. In delinquency proceedings, we represent the child in juvenile court.
We represent juveniles accused of all types of delinquent acts, such as:
- Traffic offenses
- Drug possession
- Underage possession of alcohol
- Assault and battery
- Trespass and property destruction
If your child has been accused of a delinquent act, it is important to consult an attorney who is familiar with the rules and procedures of juvenile court. In Georgia, juvenile courts are an entirely separate system from adult court and different rules and consequences apply. For example, a juvenile who is accused of a criminal act cannot be adjudicated a delinquent merely on the basis of a confession.
As a family law firm that provides juvenile delinquency defense, we listen to our clients in an attempt to determine if there are problems at home that may lead a child to commit a delinquent act; this is an aspect of juvenile practice that criminal defense attorneys serving adults may not emphasize.
Child Deprivation Defense Attorney
A parent may be accused of child deprivation for several reasons:
- Lack of medical treatment for the child
- Not sending the child to school
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Lack of food in the house
- Physical abuse
- Corporal punishment
Accusations of child deprivation can be made by anybody who has knowledge of the facts, including a noncustodial parent, a school, a neighbor or friend, a relative, or the Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS).
When a child is alleged to have been deprived, we represent one or both of the parents with a goal of reunification of the family.
Please contact or call Jody A. Miller at 678-905-7562 and let our experience be of service to you.