When a child is arrested and taken into custody, his or her status as a delinquent
is determined by the Juvenile court of the state if Alabama. The court has authority
to incarcerate the child, and hold the parents liable for damages and fines the child
may incur from his or her behavior. The laws of Alabama can be very harsh and draconian.
The consequences of a conviction can require the parents to submit to drug tests
and random searches of the home.
The procedure of Alabama Juvenile courts requires immediate attention.
Representation by this office can make a difference in the child’s future and the
family’s future. The confusing requirements on court dates, when and where and who
should appear before the Judge, can create conflicts with work and out of town schedules.
Call us to solve your problem. This firm has represented juvenile matters in many
courts throughout the state.
Guardian Ad Litem
In the state of Alabama, a Guardian Ad Litem may be appointed by the Court to represent
the child and to act in the child’s best interest, which may be in conflict with
the interests of the parents. The cost or fees of the Guardian Ad Litem are assessed
by the court against the parents or other responsible party.
You must be facing a possible incarceration for the court to appoint an attorney
to represent you on the charges. There is no right to a court appointed attorney
in any other case or matter in the state of Alabama.
If the court appoints you an attorney, the cost of the attorney will be assessed
as court costs and the person will be paying for an attorney not of their own choosing.