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FAQs

JUVENILE DEFENSE FAQ

You should hire an Attorney who Specializes in Juvenile Law for the same reason you take your child to a pediatric doctor or dentist; Juvenile Law Attorneys know how the law works in relation to children, particularly Georgia’s Juvenile Laws. This is important because there are resources and opportunities available in juvenile proceedings that are not available within adult criminal proceedings, and you want to make sure that your child has an attorney who specializes in Juvenile Law.

Yes. The Upshaw Law Firm is devoted exclusively to Juvenile Law. Every practice area of our firm involves children. Juvenile Law is what we do every day, all day.

Juvenile court proceedings move more quickly than adult criminal proceedings. For this reason, it is important to get your Juvenile Law Attorney involved as soon as possible, as early as possible.

No. Georgia’s Juvenile Justice System has its own, unique rules and requirements.

SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS FAQ

Yes. A Juvenile Law Attorney being present can mean the difference between your child remaining in school or expulsion. There are laws, rules and procedures that the school must follow, and your Juvenile Law Attorney will hold the school accountable. The Upshaw Law Firm knows that there is more to a child than any one mistake, and we work to ensure the school sees the whole child.

Yes. The Upshaw Law Firm is devoted exclusively to Juvenile Law, including School Disciplinary Hearing representation. Every practice area of our firm involves children. Juvenile Law is what we do every day, all day.

SPECIAL EDUCATION FAQ

Having an Attorney for your child’s IEP or 504 meeting offers many benefits. An Attorney can negotiate with the school on your behalf, give you legal advice about your child’s rights and ensure those rights are not being ignored or denied, review your child’s IEP or 504 plan from a legal perspective, draft legal complaints and letters and represent you and your child in state and federal court.

Yes. The Upshaw Law Firm is devoted exclusively to Juvenile Law, encompassing Special Education Law. Every practice area of our firm involves children. Juvenile Law is what we do every day, all day.