Protecting The Futures Of Those Accused Of Juvenile Crimes
If your child is suspected of drunk driving, drug possession or another serious criminal allegation, obtain experienced legal help immediately. A juvenile crime conviction could result in long-term consequences. In addition to criminal penalties, future job opportunities and the availability of student loans could be at risk.
At the Law Office of Allen E. Schwartz in Knoxville, Tennessee, we offer more than 40 years of experience in the criminal justice system. Attorney Allen E. Schwartz is a skilled defense attorney sensitive to the complexity of juvenile crimes. Our focus is to guide you and your family through the legal system, while seeking to mitigate any potential damages.
Dedicated, Aggressive Representation
Our primary focus is to protect your child’s future. We are committed to developing an aggressive defense strategy to keep a criminal conviction off your child’s record. Our firm will also seek to help your child maintain eligibility for federal college loans and grants through pursuing a favorable resolution of criminal charges, including:
- Drug possession
- Underage alcohol consumption
- Shoplifting or theft
A juvenile crime defense strategy is fact-specific. We will devote substantial time conducting a thorough investigation into the criminal allegations against your child. For example, if your child is facing an underage drinking arrest, we will review the evidence from as many angles as possible. Our firm is committed to uncovering any procedural errors or violations of your child’s civil rights.
Allegations involving assault depend on witness testimony. We will seek to reveal any inconsistencies or false statements in the opposing party’s story. When available, we will subpoena surveillance videos to help demonstrate your child’s innocence. We will act quickly to try and secure a dismissal or favorable verdict.
If a conviction is unavoidable, we will negotiate for favorable probation terms based on your child’s clean record. Our established level of credibility helps us advocate for the sentence to focus on rehabilitative efforts, not punishment. We also fight for a sealed criminal record whenever possible.