Morristown Juvenile Crime Lawyer

A juvenile is defined in Tennessee as an individual who is too young to be held responsible for their actions such as criminal activity. Throughout the United States, juvenile crime accounts for nearly 25% of all violent crimes that occur on an annual basis. If your loved one has been charged with a juvenile crime then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a skilled and experienced Hamblen County criminal defense attorney from The Bowlin Law Firm.

Our firm has extensive experience in representing individuals in juvenile court.

The juvenile court system is very different from an adult court system and requires an attorney with experience in this area in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome.

Basics of Juvenile Crime

A juvenile crime is almost any crime committed by an individual who is determined to be too young to be held responsible for their criminal actions. A drug offense, various theft crimes and many other crimes can be committed by a young individual who would otherwise be charged as an adult, but due to their age they are sent to juvenile court. The penalties for conviction of a juvenile crime may include imprisonment, fines, probation, community service and many others. The severity of these penalties will depend on the crime that was committed and the individual's criminal background.

Various juvenile offenses you could be charged with may include the following among many others:

  • Alcohol consumption under 21
  • Assault
  • Runaway
  • School offense
  • Vandalism
  • Weapons offense

There are many other crimes that you could be charged with. If you are charged with consuming alcohol under 21 years of age, then you could face driver license revocation for conviction of this crime. These penalties are not as severe as they would be for an adult; however they can still greatly impair your life and your future under some circumstances. If you are charged with a weapons offense then you could be expelled from school for one calendar year.

Qualified Legal Advocate

If your loved one has been charged with a juvenile crime in Knoxville, Knox County, Morristown, or Hamblen County, then it is vitally important for you to contact our firm and speak with a skilled representative who will be able to provide you with answers and legal advice regarding the next step for you to take. In addition, our firm can provide you with skillful and aggressive representation that will aggressively fight for your rights, your goals and your desires regarding the outcome of your case in court if you choose to work with us. We represent young people facing criminal charges in Morristown and throughout Hamblen County.

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