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Defending Minors In Juvenile Cases

Has your minor child been arrested or charged with a criminal offense such as minor in possession? Although some might consider this to be relatively insignificant matter, or even a rite of passage, being found delinquent of such charges can have a disastrous effect on your child’s future plans for going to college, or even some kinds of employment. Protect your child’s future — do not depend on the mercy of the juvenile court system.

Brandon, Mississippi, juvenile defense attorney Mel Coxwell, founding attorney of the Law Offices of Mel Coxwell, brings more than 25 years of trial experience to his clients. He served as a Mississippi assistant district attorney, a role in which he prosecuted thousands of cases, which gives him insight into how state prosecutors will handle your child’s case.

Retake control. Secure a positive outcome for your child by obtaining skilled and experienced criminal defense representation.

Attorney Representing Youth In Rankin County

Our experienced criminal defense attorney will aggressively pursue full dismissal or alternative sentencing for crimes committed by youths, including:

  • Shoplifting, burglary and robbery
  • Underage drinking and minor in possession of alcohol
  • Property crimes such as vandalism and trespassing
  • Assault and other violent crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug possession and other drug-related crimes

The juvenile court system differs greatly from the criminal justice system that applies to adults in Mississippi. It focuses on rehabilitation and treatment rather than punishment. A skilled attorney who understands the juvenile criminal justice process can make sure that your child is able to learn from his or her mistake and move forward without additional consequences in his or her adult life.

Put Our Experience In Your Corner

Leave nothing to fate when your child is facing a criminal record. For a skilled lawyer representing youth in Rankin County who has more than 25 years of experience, turn to Law Offices of Mel Coxwell. To schedule an initial consultation, call 601-724-8723 or contact us online.