Cherokee County juvenile defense lawyer
Need an experienced Cherokee County juvenile defense lawyer? The Marietta law firm of Kilgore & Rodriguez has many years of experience in handling juvenile defense cases. If your son or daughter has been charged with a crime, call us today.
Georgia's Juvenile Court System
Juvenile Court is a specialized area of law. These courts have jurisdiction over children who have not yet turned 17 years of age and have committed a "delinquent act" that would constitute a criminal offense if committed by someone 17 or older. For more serious criminal charges, or in the case of repeat offenders, juvenile offenders may fall under the jurisdiction of Superior Court.
The rules for children under 17 are very different from the laws that govern adult offenders. And juvenile charges can result in up to five years of incarceration. For these reasons, if your child has been charged with a crime, you need representation that is experienced in this area of the law to protect his or her future.
Cherokee County juvenile defense lawyers Kilgore & Rodriguez are veteran Juvenile Court litigators. They has successfully defended children charged with delinquent acts including rape, kidnapping, vandalism of a place of worship, narcotics, and disruption of public schools.
WHAT WE DO
The law firm of Kilgore & Rodriguez is dedicated to providing your child with the best defense possible. For first-time offenders, our goal is always to seek a dismissal, or to have the matter resolved informally, with supervision and community service, rather than a formal adjudication or guilty plea.
Although juveniles can be sentenced to a juvenile detention center, there is more focus on rehabilitation in the Juvenile Courts. The Cherokee County juvenile defense lawyers at Kilgore & Rodriguez try to find creative ways to give Juvenile Court judges options to punish and rehabilitate other than incarceration.We understand that sometimes good kids make bad decisions or exercise poor judgment. Our job in every juvenile case is to ensure that those foolish choices don't leave any lasting impact on a child's future. In many instances, we are able to have the child's case file sealed so that the mistakes of the child don't pop up in the future.
We strongly believe that the Juvenile Court process provides the opportunity for children to correct unacceptable behavior and learn to use better judgment in all aspects of their lives. We want to help children learn from their mistakes, make better choices, gain some sense of self-worth, and feel encouraged and empowered to become successful in life.
ABOUT KILGORE & RODRIGUEZ
Cherokee County juvenile defense attorneys Maddox Kilgore and Carlos Rodriguez grew up in the Marietta/Smyrna community and are proud to base their law firm in Marietta. They possess 25 years' combined legal experience, and have tried a wide variety of criminal cases including murder, child molestation, aggravated assault, vehicular homicide, hijacking, kidnapping, armed robbery, RICO (racketeering), forgery, domestic violence, drug trafficking, burglary, and theft. They are known for giving each and every case their personal attention, for creative, outside-the-box thinking on behalf of their clients, and for getting results. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, call the skilled, expert, and experienced attorneys at Kilgore & Rodriguez immediately.