What will happen if my daughter has to go to Alabama juvenile court? 5 Answers as of April 22, 2011

My daughter was arrested in February for petty theft, and possession of marijuana. What will happen in court? She is 17.

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Law Office of James S. Robinson
Law Office of James S. Robinson | James S. Robinson
Get her a lawyer so some kind of deferred prosecution or other option for her that will not impeded what she chooses for her life.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 4/22/2011
Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
The punishment, if the allegations are proven, range from incarceration in the juvenile center or committment to State School all the way down to either probation or a consent judgment (good behavior). The juvenile is normally not allowed to drive if on probation unless driving is a requirement for employment. The previous record of the juvenile sometimes has much to do regarding the punishment imposed by the Court.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 4/15/2011
Ferguson & Ferguson
Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
Normally she would be found guilty of being a delinquent child. She will get fines and probation plus community service. If she gets in trouble again they might certify her as an adult.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 4/14/2011
Michael Anthony Wing, P.C.
Michael Anthony Wing, P.C. | Michael Anthony Wing
Here in Mobile County if she has no prior history, she will most likely get a probationary sentence. I still recommend counsel. Stay well.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 4/13/2011
Eversole Law, LLC
Eversole Law, LLC | Steven Eversole
Thank you for your question. This is a hard question to answer. Many factors can determine the outcome of a case. I highly recommend you contact an experienced juvenile attorney to handle this matter. Your daughter's entire future can be at risk, even in juvenile court. Please let me know if I can be of assistance.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 4/12/2011
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