Criminal Defense Attorney – Juvenile Law
Juvenile crimes (those committed by minors) are not frivolous offenses and carry with them serious consequences. Just because the crime involves a person not yet legally an adult, the results of a conviction could carry well into the adult years. A juvenile conviction can have adverse effect when seeking employment, applying for college, and even seeking scholarship aid. If your son or daughter is facing criminal charges in a Nashville, Tennessee juvenile court, consult the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Ridings Law Group, P.C. to discuss the circumstances of the case.
There are two classifications of offenses under juvenile law and the charges depend on specific circumstances. These levels are (1) unruly offenses and (2) delinquent offenses.
An unruly offense is one that can only be committed by a juvenile, and would not be punishable if the person committed the same conduct as an adult. Unruly offenses include runaway, curfew violation, truancy and possession of alcohol by a minor.
If a juvenile commits an offense that would also be considered a crime if committed by an adult, the child would be charged with a delinquent offense. Delinquent offenses include felonies and misdemeanors and have much more serious penalties than unruly offenses. If your son or daughter has been arrested for an unruly or delinquent offense, it is wise to consult an experienced, skilled criminal defense attorney such as those at Ridings Law Group, P.C.
A delinquent offense is a violation of the law which would be a crime if committed by an adult. Delinquent offenses include both felonies and misdemeanors. If your son or daughter has been arrested for an unruly or delinquent offense, it is wise to consult an experienced, skilled criminal defense attorney such as those at Ridings Law Group, P.C.
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Children in Juvenile Court have a constitutional right to be represented by a lawyer. As the severity of the crimes increases, or in the event the child denies the charges, the need for an attorney increases. It would not be uncommon to hear someone say… “I didn’t think I needed an attorney. I’m completely innocent”. But that line of thinking is a fallacy, and can lead to irreparable damage to an otherwise good case. At Ridings Law Group, P.C., we understand the complexities of juvenile law and are ready to defend your son or daughter in the juvenile court. With many years of experience, our attorneys will fight for the innocence of juveniles facing criminal charges
Attorney David Ridings goes beyond the role of an Attorney counseling young people. As a former police officer, father of five boys, and drawing from his long-term experience as a Youth Staff Leader at his church, he has significant training in handling youth offenders and brings a custom approach to juvenile crime cases. In many cases, Attorney Ridings has counseled with youth even beyond his representation in Court. For many years he has gained special experience through attending Youth Conferences, Classes, and other Juvenile Training Sessions, and offers a unique vantage point when representing a juvenile client.
If your son or daughter is charged with a juvenile crime, you will need an experienced, skilled attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. If so, Contact Ridings Law Group, P.C. Don’t trust your child’s future to anyone else!