Juvenile Law

Juvenile Legal Services

Juvenile law is an area of law that deals with the actions and well-being of persons who are not yet adults or otherwise known as minors. Juvenile courts generally have authority over three categories of children. The first category is a juvenile accused of criminal conduct, otherwise known as a juvenile delinquent. A juvenile is defined as a person who is not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts. The second category is minor children neglected or abused by their parents or who need assistance from the state. A person, whether the State Department of Human


Resources, or a private petitioner, will file a dependency petition in Juvenile Court to determine whether the child is dependent and in need of alternative placement. This last category deals with juveniles accused of a status offense, such as absence from school (truancy), flight from home, disobedience of reasonable parental controls, and purchase of alcohol, tobacco, or pornography.

Find the Right Birmingham Juvenile Attorney for Your Child or Teenager

Juvenile crimes are unlawful behaviors committed by persons under the age of 21. Often, juvenile crimes are resolved by an officer issuing a verbal warning and allowing a child to go free, detaining a child until a parent or guardian comes to fetch them, or transferring the issue to a juvenile court.

In Alabama, children carry the same legal rights as adults. Alabama courts do not charge crimes with criminal intent unless it is a serious crime, then forwarded to adult court. The underlying goal of our AL juvenile courts are to help offenders reform their mindsets to enable getting back on the right track.

MSN Defends Most Juvenile Crimes

Each state in Alabama has specific courts that specifically handle juveniles and juvenile crimes. Under Alabama juvenile law, children can commit offenses specific to adult and kids crimes. Our criminal defense firm defends crimes such as: truancy, juvenile theft, curfew laws, juvenile vandalism, and juvenile weapon and drug possession.

If your child has committed a crime that is viewed as an adult crime under Alabama law, they can be tried as adults and receive harsh sentences or punishments if convicted. With that, it is advisable to seek legal counsel from our Alabama juvenile defense attorneys. Our law firm will connect you with a skilled juvenile lawyer in Birmingham, AL that will explain the ins and outs of the juvenile court to you and illuminate and enlighten you about juvenile law. We will also ensure that our law firm provides you with the necessary resources to win your court case.

If your child gets into criminal trouble, the aftereffects of their actions could follow them for the rest of their lives. A conviction can stain your child’s record, affecting his or her future educational endeavors and reducing the chances of employment. At MSN Attorneys, we understand how juvenile cases can affect your child’s quality of life. As such, we ensure that all our clients have all the necessary resources to ensure that their children have a bright future. Our attorneys can help them keep their records spotless if your child is in trouble. Arrange a free consultation with MSN by contacting us online, through email, or by phone. Conveniently located at the heart of Birmingham, Alabama, we represent clients who need to file cases in family court or have pending cases in family court.

We ensure that the quality of the legal services we perform is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers, leading to many references from satisfied clients.

MSN Attorneys represent children in Shelby County and Jefferson County facing criminal charges in the municipal and county courts. The charges our clients face usually involve situations such as: DUI, assault, drug trafficking, drug possession, underage drinking, and State trooper tickets.
We can give you and your child legal advice to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system as we investigate the available possibilities, such as getting the charges against your child dropped. If this is impossible, our lawyers can negotiate a plea bargain that will minimize a conviction’s effects on your child’s future.

Juvenile Lawyer Practice Areas

Our attorneys provide a comprehensive set of legal services to meet the varying needs of clients in Birmingham, Alabama. Our practice areas include criminal defense, DUI cases, personal injury cases, and divorce and family law. Other practice areas include business law, arbitration and mediation, real estate, creditor and corporate representation, and probate and estate administration. Our law firm further handles a comprehensive set of family law issues, including: child custody, juvenile offenses, delinquency cases, family law mediation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and domestic violence matters.

Choosing the Right Advocate For Your Juvenile or Teen Attorney

When you and your child are going through a difficult time, you do not want a lawyer who will converse with you only at court hearings or a lawyer who will fail to tell you about your case’s progress. At MSN Attorneys, we have Alabama juvenile lawyers available to you round-the-clock to ensure that your case-related needs are met.

We maintain ongoing communication, treat you and your family with respect and courtesy, and answer your calls and emails in the most timely way. Our firm offers free consultations where we discuss the facts of your case; so, go ahead and contact us. If you are in Alabama and your child is facing criminal charges in the municipal or county courts, our lawyers can help. Call us to schedule a consultation with our law firm, and we will get working to give you the best defense. Contact MSN’s juvenile attorneys today for a free consultation.


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