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When a child makes a mistake, this is the BEST LAW FIRM to use. Daran was kind and understanding and fought for our son as if he were his own. We were so pleased with the outcome. Fortunately, community service for our son is going great! Definitely making a huge, positive impression.
-- Sheree R.

Juvenile crimes defense lawyer in southeast Georgia

Juvenile Justice in Georgia

If your child has been arrested in or near Glynn County, you may have no idea where to turn. You might wonder whether you should just let the juvenile justice system take its course — maybe it will put your child back on the right track. Or, should you take action to protect your child by getting him or her a lawyer?

While the juvenile courts in Georgia prioritize rehabilitation, not incarceration, your child needs a competent attorney. Without a top juvenile justice lawyer your child could be sent down a bad path. Call Burns Smith Law at 912-502-1400 to speak with an experienced juvenile criminal defense attorney.

Criminal Law Juvenile Matters

From student tribunal hearings to criminal charges in the juvenile justice system we can help you and your child. Cherokee County, and other Georgia county school systems, have formal policies for disciplinary problems. In fact, a tribunal panel has the authority to suspend students from any school in their district, or place them in an Alternative School or ACE Academy. In more serious matters, anything discussed or presented in a tribunal can also be used to prosecute a minor in juvenile court. If your child is facing disciplinary actions we urge you to contact us to discuss the situation. Specifically, we can help you with the following:

  • Tribunals
  • Truancy
  • Juvenile Court
  • Probation Issues
  • Juvenile Detention Issues

Family Law Juvenile Matters

Our family law attorneys can help you with civil law matters involving juveniles. Specifically, we can help you with the following situations:

  • Guardian ad Litem
  • DFACS Issues
  • Guardianship
  • Foster Parenting
  • Adoption
  • Emancipation

Committed To Justice For Juveniles

The attorneys at Burns Smith Law in St. Simons Island have represented many juveniles over the two decades we have been in business. We are proud to guide youths through legal challenges, helping them find a better path forward.

If your son or daughter has been charged with a juvenile offense, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation. Call 912-502-1400.

Common youthful mistakes, like drinking a beer, shoplifting, or trying marijuana, can result in consequences that affect your child well into adulthood. Ending up in a juvenile detention system or with a criminal record can cause a dark cloud to hang over your child for years to come. We are committed to ensuring that doesn’t happen to the children we represent.

How Can We Help You?

As experienced defense attorneys who know how to work with school administrators, local prosecutors, judges, social workers, and other players in the juvenile system. We stand ready to help you protect your child get through their issue and protect their future.

Put Decades Of Experience On Your Side. Call For A Consultation

Whether your child made a mistake, a bad decision, or was accused of something they did not do, we can fight for the best possible outcome. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. We would be happy to talk about your child’s options with you. Call 912-502-1400 or contact us online to get started on helping your child avoid more severe consequences.