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McLendon Law Firm, LLC

Juvenile Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

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404-692-5240

Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Hard for Justice. Call Now.

We understand our clients’ frustrations with Atlanta traffic. A small driving mistake can result in heavy fines and increased insurance hikes that last for years. Because traffic courts in Georgia vary between metro areas, fines and sentences for traffic violations often have opportunity for compromise through an attorney. Atlanta-based lawyer Jason McLendon takes …

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Kyle H. Jarzmik Law

Juvenile Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

678-723-8634

Defending your Rights! Fighting for Justice! Call Today!

I was born in suburban Chicago, grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and attended Wake Forest University. After working for a large law firm while in college and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics, I attended Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta. During law school, I interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District …

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David West & Associates

Juvenile Lawyer | Serving Atlanta, GA

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470-695-0727

Over 25 Years Experience in Helping Clients with Their Criminal Defense.

If you or a family member has been accused of committing a crime, you need an experienced, focused criminal defense attorney to stand between you and the authorities. Don't talk and request a lawyer, call Georgia's leader in criminal defense. The firm's sole focus is on criminal defense. This allows a better understanding of criminal law, local courts and …

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Law Offices of Gilbert Sperling, III

Juvenile Lawyer | Atlanta, GA

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In Georgia, there are numerous of crimes that a person can be accused of, whether it is a serious felony or a minor offense. Being charged with a crime is not only horrifying, but it can also be life changing. Choosing the right attorney is a decision that must be taken seriously if you or a loved is accused of a crime in Georgia.  At the Law Offices of Gilbert …

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Atlanta Juvenile Law Information

Dealing with Juvenile Law Issues?

If your child is facing criminal charges, it is important to get the best legal representation possible because a criminal record will follow your child as each educational and employment opportunity becomes available. Consulting with an Atlanta juvenile attorney will be able to help your family reach a resolution.

Different Types of Juvenile Charges

Juveniles can be charged with any criminal offense; same as an adult, but their cases are usually handled in the Juvenile Courts. Some juvenile law charges include underage possession of alcohol, drug crimes, gang involvement, vandalism and juvenile DUI. Other juvenile law related issues include disciplinary actions at school and foster care issues.

A juvenile lawyer can also provide direction for juveniles and their families to programs that will help the juvenile's defense by minimizing the risk of the youth from re-offending and preventing future criminal behavior issues.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Atlanta, GA

State Court of Fulton County

185 Central Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 613-5002

Municipal Court of Atlanta

150 Garnett St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 658-6940

Supreme Court of Georgia

40 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-3470