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Juvenile Court Representation

Many people believe that a juvenile record will not have an impact on a person's adult life. This is a myth. While the repercussions may not be as severe as having an adult record, a juvenile criminal record can have an impact on your child's ability to attend school, get a license, get scholarships for college, join the military and do other things that your child may want to do as they grow up.

Juveniles need to be represented by an experienced attorney who can protect their rights and defend their future.

At the law office of Thomas J. Quinn, I am here to defend their future. I have more than 38 years of experience handling criminal matters in Greenville and throughout Upstate South Carolina. I am ready to put my experience, my knowledge and my passion for the law to work for you. I am here to work hard to prevent that from happening.

Email or call 864-236-4631 to speak with an experienced juvenile criminal defense lawyer. Initial consultations are free.

Fighting For Your Child's Future

I am able to defend minors in juvenile court against any criminal offense, including:

  • Underage drinking
  • Disturbing school
  • Gang charges
  • Truancy
  • Incorrigibility
  • Drug crimes (drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug sales)
  • Weapons charges and gun charges
  • Arson
  • Vandalism

In these cases, there is no jury. There is only a judge. That judge can use indeterminate sentencing, which means your child could be held until the authorities feel he or she is safe to be released. You have to fight these charges for the sake of your child.

The Decision To Prosecute In Juvenile Versus Adult Court

Once they are 17, people are prosecuted in adult court — general session — in South Carolina. However, many 16-year-olds can be prosecuted in general session depending on the charges they face. In some cases, children as young as 14 can be sent to adult court. Let us help you prevent that in Greenville or Spartanburg County. Kids can make terrible mistakes, but that's often because they are kids and we want to keep them out of adult court, out of jail and in the family court system.

I understand juvenile charges and all criminal matters. As a former chief public defender and a former juvenile criminal prosecutor, I have seen both sides of the law. Throughout my many years of practice, I have become familiar with all of the players in the criminal justice system, including the judges, the police and the prosecutors. I know how they operate. I know how to fight them.

Please send a message or call me at 864-236-4631 to learn more about how a dedicated juvenile criminal defense lawyer can work to protect your child's future.