Having a child be charged with a crime is a stressful time for any family. If the child is being held in a detention facility while awaiting a hearing, that stress is magnified tremendously. Knowing what the rights of your child are, and how to best defend against the charges, can be of comfort in this difficult time.
Juveniles that are charged with a crime generally have more rights in the state of Alabama than to charged adults. However, if these rights are not understood by the child, they may be overlooked. Having an experienced defense attorney work with the family during the process will ensure that all rights are protected.
While juvenile punishments are generally less severe than those handed to adults, they can still have serious ramifications of the life of the child both short and long-term. There may be a variety of punishments on the table during a juvenile case, from jail time or juvenile detention to a rehabilitation program and probation. Understanding the charges completely and weighing the available options is important is making the right decisions for the whole family.
If you call our offices today, we will be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Ted Williams is experienced in dealing with juvenile cases and will use his experience and knowledge to provide excellent advice and defense for your child.