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Juvenile Misdemeanors and Felonies

Competent Nashville Juvenile Law Attorney Gets Our Youth Back on Track

The ABCs of juvenile justice in Tennessee

A delinquent act is any criminal act committed by someone under the age of 18. In increasing order of severity, this includes status offenses, misdemeanors and felonies. I advocate for juvenile defendants, no matter how serious the crime.

Juvenile misdemeanors in Tennessee

As with adults, juveniles who have been charged with a misdemeanor face lesser penalties and fines than those facing felony charges. Common misdemeanor charges include:

  • Assault
  • Drug possession
  • Drunk driving
  • Disorderly conduct

The sentencing of a misdemeanor allows significant room for leniency. While every misdemeanor is a crime, a judge may be satisfied with a few hours of community service, a sincere apology and a nominal fine. This is where a qualified juvenile law attorney steps in. I have experience with the judges in the Nashville area. I advocate for my clients and negotiate on your child’s behalf to minimize the punishment. In the past, I have successfully negotiated lesser fines and sentences for children, and I have worked with the court system to expunge children’s records.

Juvenile felonies in Tennessee

A juvenile felony is more serious than a misdemeanor, and the punishments for felonies are understandably more severe. In certain cases, a juvenile record is not sealed, allowing access to your child’s record. Juvenile felonies include:

  • Robbery
  • Weapons assault
  • Drug sales
  • Sex offenses
  • Murder

For the most serious offenses, the district attorney may try to have the case transferred to criminal court where the child will be tried as an adult. I have represented juvenile clients since I began practicing law in 1995, and I work hard to keep our youth out of courtrooms and detention centers. I zealously advocate for your child’s rights in a respectful and dignified way. I always treat you with compassion, and strive to provide you with a stress-free environment when you come to my office.

Call Thomas H. Miller, Attorney at Law today for your free initial consultation

If your child is involved in a juvenile crime, call today for your free initial consultation at 615-208-9851 or contact me online. I offer flexible office hours and I am pleased to return calls after hours for your convenience. I serve clients throughout Nashville and in the surrounding counties of Rutherford, Sumner, Hickman, Dickson, Wilson, Montgomery, Maury, Cheatham, Robertson and Williamson.


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  • Franklin Office
    3326 Aspen Grove Dr.
    Suite 310
    Franklin, Tennessee 37067
    Phone: 615-208-9851
    Fax: 615-296-4488