Juvenile law exists because the courts and society believe that young people should be treated differently than adults under the law. The juvenile justice system focuses on rehabilitation for youthful offenders so that mistakes made early in life don't penalize them for the rest of their lives. At Barry E. King, Attorney at Law, LLC, I represent young people in the Hoschton, Jackson County & Banks County, GA area and throughout Georgia who are charged with criminal offenses. I also advocate for vulnerable minors in situations where they are at risk of harm from an adult guardian. When you seek my help, you can be confident that a knowledgeable and professional juvenile law attorney - who understands the Georgia juvenile system and the state's courts - is on your side.
The primary concern for most parents is the safety of their children. When those children face criminal charges, it's important to seek skilled legal counsel experienced in juvenile law and the juvenile court system. I draw on my extensive background to provide comprehensive representation to juveniles in cases that may involve:
If your child is being accused of, charged with or investigated in connection with a criminal offense, time is of the essence. Delay can cause valuable legal advantages to be lost while you are waiting to secure legal representation. I understand the severity of the situation and work diligently to ensure that your child's mistakes don't follow him or her into adulthood. My breadth of juvenile law experience gives me a thorough understanding of the approaches that courts and judges respond most favorably to. I am committed to pursuing sentencing options that prevent your son or daughter from having a criminal record so that just one youthful mistake doesn't affect their ability to attend college or pursue a meaningful career in the future.
In addition to representing juveniles accused of misconduct, I also represent youth in abuse and neglect proceedings where they have been harmed or are at risk of being harmed by a parent or guardian. The state government may intervene in such cases to protect vulnerable youth by appointing attorneys to act as guardians ad litem, advocating for their interests and welfare. If courts believe that a young person is at risk, they may offer programs for the family that offer rehabilitation and reunification, but in extreme cases, a parent's rights may be terminated. I act on behalf of juveniles when their rights and safety are jeopardized.
Barry E. King, Attorney at Law, LLC represents youth throughout Georgia in a full range of juvenile law matters. When your son or daughter needs help, I provide advice and advocacy to protect their rights and future. Call me at 706-684-0488 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Hoschton office.