Knoxville Juvenile Delinquency Defense Lawyer and Tennessee Criminal Defense Attorney

Making mistakes is a part of life, and that simple fact is never more prevalent than when it comes to children and teenagers.  In Tennessee, juvenile delinquency prosecutions are handled in juvenile court, rather than criminal court.  The legal process is significantly different in juvenile court than in adult court, as are the defense strategies involved in defending a juvenile delinquency action.  Consequently, if your child is accused of committing a crime, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney who has the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to defend your child’s rights.

Has your child been charged with a crime? Contact an aggressive Tennessee criminal defense lawyer.

While the penalties involved in juvenile court are less severe than in adult court, juveniles can still face very severe punishments if convicted of an offense.  Such penalties typically involve imprisonment, fines, probation, or community service. Moreover, depending on the age of your child and the severity of the offense charged, it is possible that he or she could be prosecuted in adult court. Additionally, the consequences of a juvenile conviction can be long-lasting for a young person convicted of a juvenile offense and can potentially jeopardize admission to college, graduate school, or athletic eligibility. Our attorneys have experience defending juvenile delinquency actions and know how to ensure that your child’s case is prosecuted in juvenile court rather than adult court.  

Skilled Tennessee criminal defense attorneys on your side.

If you were facing criminal charges, you would obtain the assistance of an experienced attorney to defend your rights.  Your children deserve the same.  The attorneys at The Law Office of James A.H. Bell, P.C. have been successfully representing juvenile delinquency actions in and around the Knoxville area for decades. Additionally, our in-house private investigator conducts an independent investigation into the facts of every new case. Our attorneys have the skills, knowledge, and resources to defend your child’s case and fight for your child’s rights.  Put our experience to work for you, and call one of our knowledgeable attorneys located in Knoxville, TN to schedule a free consultation today.