Juvenile Crimes

Atlanta Juvenile Crimes Attorney

The juvenile courts in Georgia have jurisdiction regarding cases that are formed against an individual under the age of seventeen. Kids can be kids, but unfortunately the courts may not see it that way when crimes are committed by a juvenile. Attorney Shequel Ross takes all juvenile cases seriously. Her previous experience in Phoenix, AZ, as a social worker, group home owner and court child advocate allows her build rapport with juveniles, fight for them and work hard to ensure their rights are not violated by law enforcement or the courts. She will make sure they get the best, possible outcome. 

Unruly and Delinquent

In the state of Georgia, juveniles are determined unruly or delinquent but not found guilty. A delinquent is defined as a child who has committed a crime and is in need of rehabilitation. Due to the court making the decision that children do not commit crimes with intent, they are labeled as delinquent rather than convicted. During this process, Attorney Shequel Ross will work with the court and the prosecutor to create an action plan to restore your juvenile child. 

Can a Child Be Prosecuted as an Adult?

No matter the age of the juvenile, they may still be prosecuted as an adult if they commit any of the following crimes:
  • Rape
  • Murder
  • Armed Robbery
  • Aggravated Sexual Battery
  • Voluntary Manslaughter 
  • Aggravated Child Molestation 
  • Aggravated Sodomy 
  • Aggravated Battery 

Most Common Crimes Committed by Juveniles 

  • Shoplifting 
  • Vandalism 
  • Criminal Trespass 
  • Disorderly Conduct 
  • Truancy 
  • Underage Drinking 
  • Counterfeit IDs 
Juveniles have certain rights under the U.S. Constitution when questioned by law enforcement and while attending court. Attorney Shequel Ross will advocate for your child’s best interest in court. She understands how important your child’s juvenile record can be later in life. She is a natural-born fighter. She will not waste time when it comes to protecting your child and getting the best possible outcome. 

When your freedom is on the line don’t waste time, call the Law Offices of Shequel Ross, LLC NOW!


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