MY CHILD WAS ARRESTED AND IS A JUVENILE UNDER SOUTH CAROLINA LAW, HOW DO I GET HIM OR HER OUT OF JAIL?
If your child ends up in the wrong crowd or gets caught at the wrong place at the wrong time, he or she needs an experienced juvenile defense attorney to competently fight for their rights. Contact me, Andrew Potter of Potter Law, LLC for a consultation.
The juvenile court process can move quickly, call (864) 214-6233 or submit a request via email at email@example.com so we can get your child out of the state’s hands and into yours.
For minor offenses, more often than not, the state will allow your child to go home with you. Otherwise, a detention hearing will be held within one to two working days after your child was taken into custody. If all goes well, it is at that hearing that we can have your child put into your custody. For most serious crimes, the court may not release your child. The determination of the court regarding releasing your child is decided on a case by case basis and as your attorney; I can let you know how things look based on your child’s specific case.
WILL BEING ARRESTED FOR A JUVENILE OFFENSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA AFFECT MY CHILD’S FUTURE?
If you have a juvenile charged with possession of marijuana, a juvenile charged with theft, or other juvenile offenses, call us to begin the damage control process. I understand that a conviction has the potential to cause permanent damage to any child’s record and are sensitive to these sorts of issues. Don’t fall for false promises. Go with an attorney that knows how to make the system work for you and not against you.
If your child has a previous conviction from a juvenile offense, expungement may be an option to better your child’s future.
You need an attorney with a vast and extensive knowledge of juvenile justice. You need an attorney who is plugged into the pending legislation affect juvenile justice and who has the training to effectively represent your child. I have been practicing in juvenile law since 1993 in multiple jurisdictions. I have received training from the National Juvenile Defense Center at the Juvenile Training Immersion Program held at Georgetown University, Washington DC. I was instrumental in the passing of the South Carolina Raise the Age Act and continue to fight for passage of a proper Juvenile Sex Offender Registry bill. You need to contact the lawyer that other lawyers call when they have questions on juvenile law.
WHAT TYPES OF PUNISHMENT IS MY CHILD FACING?
More often than not, we have been able to work out agreements that allow your child to pay their debt to society through counseling, out-of-home placement, anger management and other programs. The purpose of these programs is not only for punishment; it is primarily a chance for rehabilitation.
In fact, this is the biggest difference between juvenile and adult justice systems in South Carolina. The juvenile justice system is designed to rehabilitate the child while also teaching the child to change his or her behavior patterns through punishment. The adult justice system in South Carolina (and the nation) is primarily focused on punishment; not rehabilitation.
HOW DO I MAKE SURE MY CHILD GETS THROUGH THE JUVENILE CRIMINAL SYSTEM IN South carolina WITH AS LITTLE HARM TO HIS OR HER RECORD AS POSSIBLE?
Never make the mistake of dealing with the solicitor or Department of Juvenile Justice without the assistance of an experienced juvenile defense attorney. A detention hearing is the first time in the justice process that a child must be represented by a lawyer and it is in you and your child’s best interest to choose your own lawyer, rather than having one provided for you. I am dedicated to assisting families of juveniles charged with crimes in Anderson County, Oconee County, Pickens County, Greenville County and throughout South Carolina. I have the experience, know how, and winning record to work toward a positive result in any case.
Contact me to schedule your free initial consultation if your child was charged with delinquent conduct. Remember, we offer many flexible payment options that fit most budgets. Call us today!
Contact our experienced attorneys to address your legal needs
Your attorney at Potter Law has the ability and experience to act in the best interests of your child. Call me today at 864-214-6233 or contact me online to schedule your initial consultation at my Anderson, South Carolina office.