Representing Minors In Juvenile Court
Attorney Matt Hirsch believes children should be given the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. At Hirsch Criminal Defense, located in Atlanta, he provides strong, effective criminal defense representation to Georgia’s youth.
The juvenile criminal justice system is very different from the adult system. Where the juvenile system seeks to educate and rehabilitate, the adult system seeks to punish. As a parent, it is important to find an attorney who understands the difference and will work to help your child overcome their legal challenges and find the path to a better future.
Combating Burglary, Vandalism And Drug Charges
Attorney Hirsch acts as a strong legal advocate for juveniles charged with crimes. He values your child’s future and will do everything in his power to ensure their opportunities are not limited by a bad decision made as a youth.
If your child was charged with a crime — such as defacing school property, possession of marijuana or fighting — you may be worried about the long-term effect this charge will have on his or her life. Attorney Hirsch is an experienced and aggressive juvenile criminal defense professional. He understands the special nuances of the juvenile criminal justice system and builds strategic defenses that help minors overcome their legal challenges.
He uses every legal tool available to secure alternative forms of restitution — such as community service and alcohol treatment programs — to keep minor clients out of jail and provide them with the education and opportunities they need to change their behaviors and prevent additional criminal charges from arising in the future.
Special Issues In Juvenile Cases
Learn why juveniles may be more likely to give a false confession: GA teens may be more prone to false confessions than adults.
Georgia’s Seven Deadly Sins
Under state law, children aged 13 to 17 can be charged as adults for certain crimes. Known as the seven deadly sins, these crimes include:
- Armed robbery
- Aggravated child molestation
- Aggravated sodomy
- Aggravated sexual battery
- Voluntary manslaughter
If charged with one of these crimes, your child is at risk of being prosecuted as an adult. At Hirsch Criminal Defense, attorney Hirsch believes children should be treated as children. He works hard to protect minor clients, keep them in juvenile court and ensure they are given a chance at rehabilitation.