When young Tennessee residents are charged with a juvenile crime, it can feel overwhelming for both the defendants and their families. While facing juvenile charges, it is important to act quickly to protect the rights of the defendant. The juvenile system is different and should be navigated with the help of a lawyer who is experienced with the nuances of this system.
One of the most common reasons that juveniles face criminal charges is related to underage drinking, including DUI and disorderly conduct charges. DUI charges can have a detrimental impact on the future of a juvenile, potentially compromising educational opportunities and more. While the juvenile court system is mainly concerned with rehabilitation, it is important to protect the rights and interests of any young person facing juvenile charges.
If the individual facing juvenile charges is in college, a DUI conviction can lead to the loss of scholarships, removal from certain student organizations or even expulsion from school. Consequently, future job possibilities may also be compromised. It is possible to have a juvenile record sealed, which is a step toward protecting future interests.
We believe that a youthful mistake should not compromise a person's entire future. With the help of our team, we can help a young Tennessee resident effectively confront juvenile charges stemming from drunk driving or any other incident. It is best to call as soon as possible after an arrest and allow us to use our defense experience to benefit you. A case evaluation will reveal which defense options are beneficial for your situation.