Nashville Juvenile Crime Attorney
Experienced Criminal Defense Counsel for Juvenile Cases in Tennessee
Being charged with a crime as a juvenile is a very serious matter. Even if you are a juvenile, you may still be facing adult charges and penalties for your alleged actions in certain situations. Whenever you are charged with any kind of crime, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Lucas B. Willoughby, our Nashville juvenile crime lawyer is here to help and can provide you with the strong defense you need.
Schedule a free initial consultation by contacting us online or calling (615) 745-3434. We are available 24/7.
What Happens to Juveniles Charged with Criminal Offenses in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, the term “juvenile” refers to anyone under the age of 18. As a general rule, a juvenile will not be tried in adult criminal court. Instead, they will be tried in juvenile court. However, there are some instances where a juvenile will be tried as an adult. A juvenile who is at least 16 years of age can be tried as an adult for any crime. A juvenile of any age may be tried as an adult if they are charged with a crime against the person, such as aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, or rape. A juvenile of any age can also be tried as an adult if they are charged with first- or second-degree murder (or attempted first- or second-degree murder). When a juvenile is tried as an adult, they will face the same penalties as an adult would for the same crime.
He shows up and fights for you and will hold the prosecution accountable for what they should be doing when they are lacking in their responsibility!- Toni R.
In a system in which you are guilty until you prove your innocence. He is truly an empathetic person and when he said “let me worry about it”.- Lindasue H.
Mr. Willoughby called back in less than 24 hours and set us up a consultation, and took his time listening to our situation and answering questions.- Trey C.
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I hired the Law Office of Lucas B Willoughby to handle a DUI in Rutherford County. He kept me out of jail and kept me from having to put an interlock in my car.- Ademola A.
Hired him to help me with an auto theft charge and he got all the charges dismissed.- Randy W.
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What Are the Penalties for Juvenile Crimes in Tennessee?
The penalties for juvenile crimes in Tennessee can vary widely depending on the severity of the crime. They can also vary depending on whether the juvenile is tried as an adult. Again, a juvenile tried as an adult will be subject to the same potential penalties as an adult.
Some of the most common penalties for juvenile crimes include:
- Community service
- Suspension of driving privileges
- Placement in a facility or program