Nashville Juvenile Drug Charges Lawyer
Representation for Juvenile Drug Possession in TN
If your child has been arrested for a drug crime, you may be tempted to let him or her deal with the consequences as a "learning experience." Unfortunately, the consequences of a drug arrest today can be far more severe than they were years ago.
If your son or daughter has been arrested on drug charges in Tennessee, do not take unnecessary chances with your child's future. Turn to May McKinney in Nashville for experienced counsel and representation. Our knowledge of and familiarity with the juvenile justice system helps us seek better and swifter results in the face of juvenile drug possession and other drug charges involving minors.
To learn more, call our Nashville juvenile drug charge attorneys at (615) 265-6383. We also serve Mount Juliet, Franklin, Brentwood, and the surrounding areas.
Tennessee Juvenile Drug Possession Penalties
The juvenile justice system is supposed to be focused on rehabilitation rather than punishment — at least in theory. In reality, minors arrested for drug crimes can face harsh consequences such as:
- Revocation of driver's license
- Suspension from school or extracurricular activities
- A record that will be visible to law enforcement officers during traffic stops
- Possible loss of educational opportunities in college and graduate school
- Loss of eligibility for student grants and loans
- Incarceration at a juvenile facility
One statistic is enough to convince most parents that a juvenile detention center is not a place where they would want their child to spend even a night. Nationally, 1 in 10 juveniles report that they were sexually abused by a guard or another inmate while they were kept in a juvenile detention facility.
Our goal is to keep the focus of the juvenile justice system where it belongs — on rehabilitation.
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