Juvenile Criminal Defense
Our children today face more challenges and temptations than ever before, so it comes as no surprise that given the opportunities before them, they often make decisions or make simple mistakes that lead to legal problems. Unfortunately, those decisions and simple mistakes can often lead to terrible consequences that can follow a child for the rest of his/her life. It is important that you act quickly to protect your child’s future.
Juvenile Courts in the State of Georgia have jurisdiction over children under the age of 18; however, the State may file charges against your child as an adult in Superior Court when your child is between the ages of 13 to 17 at the time of the offense for which he/she is charged. If your child is charged as an adult, he/she can be sentenced as an adult, with lengthy incarceration, considerable fines and lifetime consequences.
At Sanchez Hayes & Associates, we focus our aggressive juvenile defense to achieve the best outcome for your child. We work to ensure that your child’s present and future opportunities are as minimally impacted as possible.
We believe that every child deserves a right to a second chance without the life-altering impact of a criminal conviction. If you or your child has been charged with a criminal offense, please contact us to discuss your rights and defense options.