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Holly Springs Criminal Defense Lawyer

The uncertainty of facing criminal charges, especially for the first time, can be an extremely stressful situation for you and your family. At the Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm, our trusted Holly Springs criminal defense lawyers are here to help you through this situation.

We also believe one mistake or lapse in judgment should not derail your plans for a bright future. Reach out today to begin reviewing your options for moving forward in the best way possible with a team that will be dedicated to helping you meet your goals.

How We Can Help Young People Move Past Criminal Charges

Many teens and young adults facing legal trouble are primarily concerned about the short-term impacts of their case, when they should be focused on the potential long-term implications a criminal charge might have on them and their families. Our team can help you or your loved ones make sure you are considering both the short-term and long-term impacts of your case.  You may choose to have our team help you handle the situations with one of two approaches: negotiating to mitigate the consequences of a conviction or looking for ways to fight the charges.

In some instances, a combination of both strategies may be the most beneficial. The right approach depends on many factors that our dedicated team will explore at length to help individuals understand their goals and make choices that give them the best opportunity of meeting them. In any circumstance, our Holly Springs criminal defense team will take the time to learn:

  • Where our client is in their life
  • What their plans are for their future
  • Their primary concerns and goals regarding the case
  • The ways the situation could impact their lives both in the short and long-term

With these considerations in mind, our team can present options and recommendations to young adults and their families to help them make the best decisions on how to proceed.

Criminal Offenses Young People Commonly Face in Georgia

There are many different types of criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to felony-level offenses. Some alleged criminal acts are more common among teens and young adults than others, including:

  • Speeding, reckless driving, and other traffic violations
  • Shoplifting or other theft
  • DUI or underage possession of alcohol
  • Vandalism
  • Marijuana possession and other drug charges
  • Fights that result in assault or battery charges

Any Holly Springs teen or young adult facing these or any other criminal charges deserves a defense attorney and team who will work with them diligently and without judgment to find the best options for moving forward.

Adult vs. Juvenile Criminal Court Systems

Young adults are subject to different court systems than juveniles. When an individual is 17 and older, they will have their cases heard in adult court. Potential penalties can often be harsher under these circumstances and result in a criminal record that stays with the young person for the rest of their life.

For minors who are 16 and younger, their cases will be adjudicated in juvenile court. The juvenile justice system typically focuses on rehabilitation over punishment, and cases are not heard before a jury. While there may be less concern about a conviction’s long-term impacts, this does not mean that juvenile cases should not be taken seriously. Any brush with the law could still result in personal consequences.

In either scenario, our team will help young people ensure they are set up for success through the outcome of their situation.

Initial Detentions for Adults and Juveniles

Those who are 17 are usually able to bond out of jail when they are arrested.  For information about how to bond someone out of jail, click this link for our blog article on this topic.

However, the process differs for those who are 16 and younger when accused of a criminal act. Law enforcement will contact the Department of Juvenile Justice, who will determine if the youth can immediately be released to his or her parents or guardians or if the youth should be detained.

When a young person is detained, a hearing will typically be scheduled within three days to determine whether they can return to their parent or guardian prior to the resolution of their case.

There are times when the judge could order pre-hearing detention for a minor. This is typically limited to circumstances where the court believes the young person is a threat to someone else, or property, or will not show up in court if released. It is imperative to discuss your or your loved one’s Holly Springs detention and charges with a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the nuanced differences between the procedures for minors and those for adults.

Let a Holly Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Help You Move Forward

Facing criminal charges does not have to mean your mistakes will follow you forever. With the proper support, it could be possible for you to get back on track and have the future you deserve.

Let our team advise you of your options. If we are a good fit for each other, we will work to guide you or your loved one through the justice system and protect your best interests at every step. Contact a Holly Springs criminal defense lawyer today to schedule a consultation.

Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm

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3227 S Cherokee Ln,Suite 1360
GA 30188
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