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Franklin Juvenile Crimes Attorney

Fighting for Justice on Behalf of Minors in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Our skilled and experienced lawyers at Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC are committed to helping parents throughout Franklin and the surrounding areas defend the rights of their children in criminal matters. We understand that it can be stressful when your child is facing criminal charges, which is why we proudly offer comprehensive legal services tailored to the unique needs of our clients.

How Is Juvenile Court Different from Criminal Court?

Juvenile crimes are treated differently than crimes committed by adults. In Tennessee, a juvenile is defined as a person who is too young to be held legally responsible for criminal acts. Minors who commit crimes are charged with juvenile delinquency and go through the juvenile court system rather than through criminal court.

Here are a couple of key differences between juvenile and criminal court:

  • The goal is rehabilitation rather than punishment, and an emphasis is on treatment and education rather than punishing the child.
  • Juvenile records are usually sealed and expunged once a juvenile turns 18 years old.
  • There are no juries during hearings

Juvenile crimes like vandalism, assault, and truancy are a few examples of cases that are heard in juvenile court. Our juvenile criminal defense attorneys at Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC are familiar with the various court systems and can help your family navigate the legal waters. We work hard to push for outcomes that will not have a negative long-term impact on your child's future.

Penalties for Juvenile Crimes in Tennessee

There are serious consequences for minors charged with juvenile delinquency, including:

  • Imprisonment
  • Expensive Fines
  • State Custody
  • Probation
  • Community Service

In addition to the penalties listed above, a conviction for a juvenile crime can substantially impact the minor’s future. Employers, banks, landlords, and universities can all ask applicants if they have ever been convicted of a crime. A juvenile crime conviction can derail all of these life-changing opportunities because if they are asked about their criminal records on an application, they must disclose the juvenile offense.

Common Types of Juvenile Offenses

While many juveniles tend to think they are invincible, we are frequently called on by parents to represent their children in the following Juvenile Crime cases:

  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Identity Theft
  • Assault & Battery
  • Drugs & Alcohol Crimes
  • Driving Crimes
  • Bullying
  • Sexting
  • Truancy
  • Trespassing
  • Sexual Harassment

Experienced & Reliable Counsel for Juvenile Crimes

Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC is here to help you and your child navigate the criminal justice system and fight for your best interests. We represent both first-time offenders and repeat offenders in a wide range of juvenile crimes cases, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to get started devising a strong legal strategy to pursue your case goals.

To schedule a consultation with our legal team in Franklin, please give us a call today at (615) 933-2366.

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