Cobb County Juvenile Court Relocated

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the Cobb County Juvenile Court has a new home.  The court has moved from County Services Road (near the jail) to 32 Waddell Street, in Marietta Georgia. This location is in the old Superior Court building.

The County spent 2.7 million dollars to fully renovate the space with an emphasis on accommodating juvenile cases.  The court handles a vast array of juvenile hearings, including custody cases, delinquency violations, and criminal cases. There were more than 11,000 juvenile court hearings in 2012.

In our juvenile court practice, we mainly see Juvenile DUI cases, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and Possession of Marijuana.

It is important to note that when a youthful offender gets a DUI, it can have lasting effects.  For one thing, even a juvenile whose criminal record is sealed can still have a DUI conviction show on his/her adult driving records.  This "glitch" can have a lifetime of consequences because the driver's record starts at age 16, and as a result, a juvenile DUI conviction can show up on the adult record.  That is why it's imperative to get a non-DUI outcome in the case.

The second fact that sometimes surprises parents is that in Georgia you are adult at age 17 for criminal law purposes.  This means that your 17 year old child will be prosecuted in adult court for any criminal law violation.  That further means the outcome of any criminal law violation at at 17 will have a lifetime of consequences.

At our office, we have attorneys who are experts in Juvenile Defense and the defense of young people treated as adults. Call now to protect your child's rights. Our Georgia Juvenile Lawyers are here 24/7 because family problems happen 24/7.

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