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In the juvenile justice system in Toombs County, Georgia, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.

The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.

When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Toombs County, Georgia, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.

Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.

Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.

NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.

The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Jack Morris Downie

Jack Morris Downie
Law Office of Tipton-Downie PC
104 NE Main St
Vidalia, GA 30474
Licensed for 9 years, Jack Morris Downie is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Thomas Alexander Peterson IV

Thomas Alexander Peterson IV
The Law Firm of Tom A Peterson IV LLC
PO Box 2037 104 SW Main St
Vidalia, GA 30474
Licensed for 20 years, Thomas Alexander Peterson IV is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Mercer University-W. Geor... read more >

Courtney Joiner Anderson

Courtney Joiner Anderson
C Joiner Anderson & Associates PC
PO Box 1488
Lyons, GA 30436
Licensed for 14 years, Courtney Joiner Anderson is a Criminal Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended Thomas Goode Jones School o... read more >

Judson Frank Smith Jr

Judson Frank Smith Jr
SLG Smith Law Group PC
PO Box 27
Vidalia, GA 30474
Licensed for 20 years, Judson Frank Smith Jr is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >
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Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.

Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

GACDL advocates for the rights of the accused, adequate funding for the defense of the indigent, and a fair criminal justice system.

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