Juvenile Law

Ann Arbor Juvenile Law Attorneys

Juvenile courts handle matters involving minors who are not required to be tried as adults. The courts have discretion to decide who will be tried as an adult and who will be penalized through juvenile courts for offenses including the following:

  • Assault
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Underage Drinking
  • DUI/OUI
  • Sex Offenses
  • Truancy
  • Prescription Drugs/Narcotics

Contact Ann Arbor juvenile law firm Marrs & Terry, PLLC, to schedule a consultation with an experienced, well-qualified and effective attorney if your teenage son or daughter has been charged with a crime, or if your family faces parental rights challenges.

Juvenile Defense

From a legal standpoint, a juvenile offender does not yet possess the necessary maturity to be fully responsible for his or her own actions. Rehabilitation is considered more important than punitive measures. The young person should learn from his or her mistakes, take corrective steps and go on to become a productive member of society.

It is most desirable for a young person to go through juvenile courts than through courtrooms designed for adult offenders. The rules of evidence and other aspects of juvenile court are in line with adult justice, but there is usually a more relaxed atmosphere. When we represent young offenders, we also represent the family. We are adept at working closely with every member of the family in pursuit of a positive outcome that does not just address the crime, but that treats the young alleged offender as a whole person.

Preserving Parental Rights

In addition to handling juvenile cases, we handle other legal matters involving family relationships, such as when parents are threatened with termination of parental rights. Sometimes one parent is accused of sexual conduct, and the other is accused of failure to protect a minor at risk.

In all legal matters involving juvenile offenses, parental rights and other youth-related issues, we are there for our clients. We are lawyers, not judges. We stand by our clients and work to protect their legal rights, no matter what the circumstances.

For experienced counseling and representing in any area of the law involving young people, including paternity, adoption, child custody or juvenile contact Marrs & Terry, PLLC, to schedule an initial consultation. Contact us online or call us toll-free at 866-665-8095.

The family law attorneys of Marrs & Terry, PLLC, are also available to advise you on other legal issues affecting individuals and families, including the following:

  • Probate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Deed Preparation and Recording
  • Title Opinions
  • Land Contract Preparation
  • Collection Actions

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