If you or a loved one is ever in need of a criminal defense attorney in Savannah, GA, O’Brien Law Firm PC is the firm to contact. Teenagers can be arrested, just like adults, for breaking any law in Savannah, GA. Although teenagers get a more lenient prosecution and sentencing compared to adults, it is still important to have an expert Savannah criminal defense lawyer to protect the offender. Here at O’Brien Law Firm PC, we have a team of criminal defense lawyers that are knowledgeable in both adult and juvenile defense law.
Keep reading for examples of criminal cases, and how they are handled by the legal system
Teenage Pranks (TP) are a common occurrence in Savannah, GA. Whereas the ideal situation is that most high school students are under the age of 18, it does happen that some 18-year-olds still find themselves in high school. Pranks are considered harmless, especially if no one gets hurt and no property is destroyed. The legal system in Savannah GA often lets serious pranks, by under 18-year-olds, slide with only a stern warning. However, in the event that an 18+-year-old (high school student) executes a teenage prank that goes awry, the leniency with which the law treats under 18-year-olds is no longer practiced. The 18+-year-old can be charged with trespassing and vandalism to the full extent of the law as he is considered an adult. An O’Brien Law Firm PC criminal defense attorney can represent the young adult in a light that poses him/ her (the offender) as a person whose emotional and cognitive functions are still those of a teenager in order to get a lenient sentencing
Possession of Drugs
As the abuse of prescription drugs, especially painkillers, increases in Savannah, GA, the laws that seek to curb this vice tighten. Teenagers (under 18 years old) can still be prosecuted for having prescription drugs, especially excessive quantities, without an authentic prescription. Unfortunately for 18+-year-olds, the possession of such drugs poses an even bigger legal implication that could earn them up to 9 years in prison. Again, an O’Brien Law Firm PC criminal defense attorney in Savannah, GA can mitigate the damage that such an offense can have on the offender through expert intervention.
Anyone in Savannah GA can find him/ herself on the wrong side of the law. Thankfully, O’Brien Law Firm PC has adult and juvenile defense attorneys that can handle each offender’s case with the expertise needed to minimize the legal implications of committed offenses on the accused. Whether its teenage pranks or the possession of drugs, young adults can get lenient sentencing such as would be granted teenagers, if and when they get adequate legal representation. If you find yourself facing a criminal charge in Savannah, GA, contact us for more information on your case, as well as stellar legal representation