Protecting Children, Reuniting Families
When the juvenile courts are involved, there is likely some kind of breakdown in the family unit. This is an extremely difficult situation for most families. Whether a complaint has been filed about an abusive situation in the family or there are juvenile crime charges pending, you need help. An attorney handling these cases needs to have the niche legal knowledge, compassion and dedication to protect your child or your grandchild, and help you maintain your family relationships.
At Erin Fowler Law, P.C., we represent clients in Forsyth County and throughout North Georgia in all types of family law and juvenile law matters.
Dependency cases come up in situations involving potential abuse, abandonment or neglect of a child. These cases can be complex and they take a substantial amount of time and effort to resolve. Generally, the goal is refunification between a child and a parent, but the entire goal is to protect the safety and best interests of the child.
There may be several parties in these cases, including parents children, Department of Children and Family Services, court appointed special advocates and Guardian ad Litems. Each of these persons may be represented. Each case is different, and it is important to have an attorney who understands the system.
Juvenile Delinquency Cases
A juvenile delinquency case is a term in Georgia for criminal cases where a person under the age of 17 are charged. A case like this can involve a multitude of crimes, as well as charges that are unique to minors, including:
- Underage drinking
- Drug crimes
- Theft crimes
- Violent crimes
- Sex crimes
Although the delinquency laws are different from the adult criminal justice laws in Georgia, juvenile crime cases can be very serious. It is important a child is defended against these charges aggressively, to make sure one mistake will not ruin a child’s future prospects.