Norcross Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyers
As experienced Norcross criminal defense attorneys, we protect the rights of young people accused of juvenile crimes and prevent these charges from impacting the rest of their lives.
At Zimmerman & Associates, we provide the strong legal defense you need when facing criminal charges in Georgia. While we give 100% to all of our clients, we take special care in juvenile cases because they involve young and vulnerable people. Regardless of the type of crime they are accused of, or their motivations, the fact is, a conviction could negatively impact them for the rest of their lives. To fight against juvenile criminal charges, contact our Norcross Juvenile criminal defense lawyers today.
Our Norcross Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyers Protect Youthful Offenders and Their Families
Zimmerman & Associates has developed a niche in representing young adults. With over 47 years of experience, Zimmerman & Associates has a keen understanding of what is involved in these cases. Juvenile charges often result from situations in which a young person has a momentary lapse in judgment, is hanging out with a bad crowd, or gets falsely accused. Unfortunately, even a relatively minor criminal offense could have serious consequences in the Gwinnett County Juvenile Court.
In these situations, Zimmerman & Associates provides the strong legal defense needed. We protect the rights of juvenile offenders and their families, representing clients in the following types of cases:
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol, commonly known as MIPs;
- Driving Under the Influence (DUIs);
- Possession or distribution of marijuana and other illegal drugs;
- Traffic offenses;
- Theft offenses, such as shoplifting;
- Loitering, vandalism, and disturbing the peace;
- Truancy and other common juvenile offenses.
In addition to providing the strong legal representation needed by young people facing juvenile charges in Gwinnett County, Norcross criminal defense attorneys Barry Zimmerman and Brad Zimmerman also give educational talks at high schools, youth groups, and other social and charitable organizations. Zimmerman & Associates takes a special interest in representing juvenile clients and protecting them throughout their criminal court proceedings.
Frequently Asked Questions About Juvenile Crimes
Criminal court guidelines for minors (young people under the age of 18) in Gwinnett County are outlined under Title 15, Chapter 11 of the Georgia Criminal Court. Frequently asked questions we hear from clients regarding these charges and legal proceedings include:
Can a young person be placed under arrest?
Depending on the charges, they may be issued a summons to appear in court or may be immediately placed under arrest and taken to a juvenile facility. In either situation, contact our Norcross juvenile criminal defense attorneys right away.
Can a young person be sent to jail?
Depending on their age and the type of offense, a juvenile offender could potentially receive a jail sentence. This is more likely to happen when they are between the ages of 16 and 18.
Do juvenile convictions remain on a young person’s permanent record?
While records are generally sealed in juvenile cases, the record still exists. A conviction could impact their ability to obtain a job, get student loans, or rob them of other opportunities, now and potentially for the rest of their lives.
Juvenile Criminal Cases That We Have Successfully Resolved
Juvenile crimes are a serious matter. At Zimmerman & Associates, our Norcross juvenile criminal defense lawyers provide young people and their families with the strong legal representation they deserve. The following are brief summaries from just a few of the many cases we have successfully resolved:
On at least 40 occasions where young people under the age of 21 have lost their licenses due to various driving offenses, including excessive speeding, we have been successful in having their licenses reinstated.
MIPs, DUIs, and Possession of Marijuana
By aggressively negotiating on behalf of young clients, we have gotten countless MIPs, DUIs, and possession of marijuana cases dismissed or reduced.
Another Successful Case
A teen struck and killed a woman stranded on the side of the road, and injured a police officer assisting her. We were able to resolve the case with no jail time for our client.
Case results on this site are actual summaries of clients Zimmerman & Associates has successfully represented. To maintain the confidentiality of our clients, all references to identifying information have been omitted. Furthermore, these outcomes, while real, cannot be relied upon as either typical or guaranteed outcomes.
Get the Strong Legal Representation Needed When Facing Juvenile Criminal Charges in Norcross. Contact Zimmerman & Associates Today
If you or someone you love is accused of a juvenile offense in Gwinnett County, reach out to Zimmerman & Associates to get the strong, professional legal representation you need. We are dedicated to protecting your rights and helping to prevent juvenile offenses from negatively impacting young people in the future. To request a free confidential consultation, call (770) 350-0100 or contact our Norcross juvenile criminal defense lawyers online today.