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Chattanooga Juvenile Law Lawyer

Criminal charges against people under the age of 18 are handled differently from adult cases. When a minor commits a crime, it is known as a "delinquency," and a juvenile convicted of an offense is known as a "juvenile delinquent" instead of a "criminal." Instead of jail time, first time juvenile delinquents are more likely to receive a sentence involving:

  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Time in a juvenile residential treatment center

Juveniles also receive some specific legal protections as a result of their age and relative vulnerability:

  • Court records for juvenile offenders are confidential.
  • Certain records of juvenile offenses can be expunged at age 18.

If you or someone you love has been charged with a juvenile offense, Chattanooga juvenile law attorney Mary Sullivan Moore can guide you through the legal process with the knowledge and experience that come with over 20 years of experience in the Tennessee criminal law system.

Juvenile Justice In A College Town

Chattanooga is home to two college campuses:

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Chattanooga State Community College

Minors from these student populations sometimes find themselves charged with offenses, including:

  • Public intoxication
  • DUI
  • Honor roll violations

When these offenses are handled through the college student appeals process, a student may face:

  • Scholarship loss
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Letter of suspension
  • Dismissal

If you or someone you love is a college student charged with an offense, you need immediate advice from a lawyer who is a knowledgeable veteran of the Chattanooga justice system. Mary Sullivan Moore will give you straightforward legal counsel that provides a path through what can be a confusing and difficult time.

Know Your Rights

Juvenile law lawyer Mary Sullivan Moore will listen to the details of your case and inform you of your rights and options. To speak with Ms. Moore, call 423-933-2924 or use the contact form.

Office Location

Mary Sullivan Moore, Attorney at Law, PLLP
622 Georgia Ave Suite 101
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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