Juvenile Defense


Attorney Thomas C. Nagel has represented children accused of crimes for over 25 years. If your child is under the age of seventeen (17) their case will be heard in Juvenile Court. Other serious crimes can result in a child being tried as an adult in Superior Court.


Just like adults, children also have the right to be represented by an attorney. Attorney Thomas C. Nagel will explain the Juvenile Court process to you and your child in clear simple language. He knows your child’s rights and will aggresively protect them. He will speak to the judge and present evidence on your child’s behalf. He can appeal the judges ruling if necessary.


If your child is deemed a danger to themselves or others, they can be taken into custody. You should contact us immediately when this occurs. A hearing will typically be held within 48 hours. We will fight to have your child released when appropriate. We can also argue to have the case dismissed in many situations. Every case is different. Attorney Thomas C. Nagel will advise you of all your rights and options at this critical stage of the Juvenile Court process.


In many cases, I can resolve your child’s case without the need for a formal hearing. Through mediation, all parties in a case can work out a result which can end the Juvenile Court process without facing the judge. Not all cases qualify for this process.

We represent children throughout Metro Atlanta including Fulton County, Cobb County, Dekalb County and Gwinnett County.

If your child has been charged with a crime, call us now at 404-255-1600.

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