In Georgia, juvenile courts are an entirely separate system from adult court and different rules and consequences apply. Thus, if your child has been charged with a violation of the law, contact the Davis Bozeman Law Firm. In addition to representing adults, we represent 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 charges should not be taken lightly. The juvenile system was initially developed to help rehabilitate children charged with violations of the law, yet, it has become increasingly harsh in its sentencing and handling of young people. For certain juvenile offenses, a juvenile can be committed for up to 60 months in a Juvenile Detention Facility. If your child’s charges are deemed serious enough, Senate Bill 440 allows juveniles to be treated as an adult, where the child will face standard mandatory minimum sentencing.
Our firm represents juveniles accused of various types of delinquent acts, including:
- Traffic offenses
- Armed Robbery
- Aggravated Assault
- Drug possession
- Underage possession of alcohol
- Assault and battery
- Trespass and property destruction