Mississippi Lawyer Handling Youth Court Matters
Is Your Child Involved in a Juvenile Crime?
The Youth Court in Mississippi allows for minors under the age of 18 to be tried by the judges in this court system when they have been charged with a crime. Some offenses which would be treated as crimes if committed by adults are known as delinquent acts when they involve juveniles. They nevertheless carry serious penalties and can affect your child's future for some time. Fines, jail time, probation, community service and even restitution are all consequences your child may face if convicted.
When your child or minor relative has been accused of a juvenile crime, it is important to take quick action to protect their record and reputation. Obtaining the services of a competent Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney is very important to your child's future.
Some common crimes committed by juveniles that can be tried in Youth Court include:
- Petty theft
- Tagging (graffiti)
- Drug offenses
- Gang crimes
- Vehicular theft
- Sexual Assault
Certain crimes, if egregious enough, will result in a minor being tried as an adult. Such crimes as murder and rape, or any with a strong degree of violence, would likely fall into this category.
Protect Your Child's Future
A juvenile facing the Youth Court can be a very serious matter. Failing to act quickly in order to defend your child's rights can lead to dire consequences. At Miller & Miller Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we understand the severity of your case and what you as parents, as well as your child, are likely going through. Our firm will examine all of the details of the case brought against your child and take steps to challenge any evidence in the case. With our extensive experience as former prosecutors, we know how prosecutors think and can plan our defense strategy accordingly. For effective and dedicated legal representation in Mississippi and the Gulf Coast, contact our office today.
If your child has been charged with a juvenile crime and is facing Youth Court, contact a Criminal Defense Attorney at Miller & Miller Attorneys at Law, PLLC for skilled legal counsel.