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Juvenile Crimes Lawyer in Birmingham

Protecting the Rights of Young People Accused of Crimes

A juvenile crime can result in criminal charges that follow a young person throughout his or her adult life. Adolescents facing juvenile criminal charges should turn to an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist with their situation. At Ingram Law, our seasoned juvenile crimes lawyer in Birmingham represents young people in Jefferson County and surrounding areas of Alabama.

If you need help defending yourself or your child against criminal charges, call (205) 236-3997 to discuss your case with our attorney.

How the Law Defines Juvenile Crime

A juvenile crime is any criminal offense committed by an individual who is considered a juvenile under Alabama law. In Alabama, a juvenile is considered a person below the age of 18 or 19.

Some of the crimes typically committed by juveniles include:

  • Assault
  • Alcohol offenses
  • Vandalism
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Traffic violations
  • Harassment
  • Property damage
  • Drug possession
  • Possession of a weapon
  • School disciplinary offenses

There are some major differences between the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. For example, mandatory life sentences and capital punishment are forbidden for juvenile crimes. When a juvenile’s criminal activity results in monetary losses, their parents may be held financially responsible. The punishment can vary widely, depending on the specific charges and circumstances. A young person may be sentenced to a juvenile detention facility, house arrest, electronic monitoring, probation, fines, or community service.

Keeping the Case Out of the Adult Justice System

In some cases, a juvenile may be tried as an adult. This is most likely to happen when young people are accused of violent crimes. When prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system, the juvenile is at risk of much more severe penalties. Our Birmingham juvenile crimes lawyer works hard to keep juvenile cases out of the adult court system.

If a young person in your family is facing criminal charges, call (205) 236-3997 for an immediate response.

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