There is nothing more frightening than to have a child arrested or detained by the police and defending your child in a North Georgia Juvenile Court can be an overwhelming experience for a parent. Most people don’t realize this but their children have many of the same federal and state constitutional rights as their parents. Often times, police short circuit these rights because the accused is a child. The law prohibits these shortcuts and we will investigate and fight to protect your child’s rights against self-incrimination; against illegal search and seizure; against questionable search warrants and charges not supported by the evidence. Even though rehabilitation is the focal point of the Juvenile System, punishment is a regular occurrence in the Juvenile Court. Punishment can consist of several levels depending on the seriousness of the offense and the juvenile’s record. The punishment can range from an informal adjustment done within the Court system, to incarceration. Unlike adults, juveniles do not have the right to a jury trial. There may be ways to avoid the charges against your child. There may be ways of keeping your child’s criminal record clean. There may be ways for the child not to be removed out of your home and placed with the County DFACS unit, and there may be ways to keep your child’s license for certain traffic offenses. It is impossible to discuss all the alternatives on a website. If you need a juvenile defense in Cobb County or anywhere in North Georgia, call us today for a consultation, you will be glad you did.