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TennesseeJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Rutherford County, Tennessee

In the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, 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 Rutherford County, Tennessee, 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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Michael P Auffinger

Michael P Auffinger
Law Office of Michael Auffinger
1819 Ward Drive Suite 101
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Licensed for 8 years, Michael P Auffinger is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Timothy Hogan

Timothy Hogan
The Law Office of R. Timothy Hogan
218 West Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Licensed for 16 years, Timothy Hogan is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jimmy Leo Richardson III

Jimmy Leo Richardson III
The Law Office of J. Leo Richardson, III
8 Public Sq. N.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Licensed for 7 years, Jimmy Leo Richardson III is a DUI / DWI and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Terry Andrew Fann

Terry Andrew Fann
Waldron, Fann & Parsley
202 W Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Licensed for 32 years, Terry Andrew Fann is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Memphis State Univ... read more >

Thomoas H Bray

Thomoas H Bray
Bennett, Parkerson & Bray
108 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Thomoas H Bray is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey C Gruber

Jeffrey C Gruber
Jeffrey Gruber Attorney PLLC
8 Public Square North
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Licensed for 12 years, Jeffrey C Gruber is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mitchell Jeffrey Ferguson

Mitchell Jeffrey Ferguson
Mitchell J. Ferguson, Attorney at Law
8 Public Sq North
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Licensed for 14 years, Mitchell Jeffrey Ferguson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Charles R Frazier

Charles R Frazier
Law Office of Charles R. Frazier
107 Sunset Street
La Vergne, TN 37086
Charles R Frazier is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Cheryl Lane Grizzard

Cheryl Lane Grizzard
Law Office Of Cheryl Lane Grizzard
167 Lyndhurst Dr.
LaVergne, TN 37086
Cheryl Lane Grizzard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lance H Selva

Lance H Selva
200 East College Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Lance H Selva is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kenneth Robert McKnight

Kenneth Robert McKnight
Public Defender 16th District
102 South Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Kenneth Robert McKnight is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey S Burton

Jeffrey S Burton
Public Defenders Office, 16th District
201 South Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Jeffrey S Burton is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gerald Lynn Melton

Gerald Lynn Melton
District Public Defender
102 South Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Licensed for 39 years, Gerald Lynn Melton is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Juvenile Defense Specialty Areas

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.


Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

TACDL provides training, education and networking opportunties to its members while advocating for a fair criminal justice system.


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