If your child has been charged with a delinquent act in the State of Alabama, it is in your family’s best interest to hire a dedicated juvenile crimes attorney as soon as possible. A skilled Alabama juvenile crimes lawyer can advise you what legal options your child has following a detention for a criminal offense and help you protect their rights until their charges are resolved. At The Dodd Law Firm, we will do everything in our legal power to minimize the fallout associated with a detention and will strive to achieve the best possible outcome for your young loved one regardless of their circumstances.
Alabama Juvenile Defense Lawyer
The juvenile justice system exists in parallel to the adult criminal justice system; however, the rules and regulations associated with the former differ significantly from those of the latter. This is due in no small part to the fact that the emphasis of the juvenile justice system is on rehabilitating offenders rather than punishing them. We are well-acquainted with the peculiarities of the juvenile justice system and can use this expertise in your child’s favor.
In extreme cases, however, when a child has committed an especially egregious act such as assault or another violent crime, they can be tried as an adult. We are confident that we can make a difference when it comes to protecting your child’s future no matter what charges they are facing.
Child in Need of Supervision (CHINS)
We can also provide you with legal representation for a child who has been labeled as a child in need of supervision, or a CHINS. Many of the legal hurdles faced by CHINS are identical to those faced by youthful offenders, including the possibility of probation. We provide experienced help shepherding youthful offenders and CHINS through the challenges of the juvenile justice system and we are confident that we can assist your child and your family in this difficult time you are facing. Call our office today for answers to any questions that you might have. We know what you are your child are going through and we can help you.