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    Helping Young Adults at a Crossroads Find The Right Path

    Facing a First Time Offense?

    Let's Work Towards The Right Path

    I am a criminal defense lawyer by trade, but my end goal is more than just a dismissal of the charges or a “not-guilty” verdict. I work towards the rehabilitation of young lives of people who have found themselves in the difficult position of having been charged with a crime.

    Georgia's Leader in Juvenile Defense

    Our primary goal is to get you the best possible outcome – and we work hard every step of the way to ensure that happens. As a client of Phyllis Law can count on top-rated representation and guidance from our whole team. You will not get lost in the shuffle or ever be left ever wonder what’s next.

    Stay Ahead

    You will never be left wondering what’s next. We will send you text reminders of your court dates and hearing times as well as monthly status reports via email. You will also receive a monthly call from an expert representative assigned to your file.

    Stay Alert

    We look for every opportunity to improve your outcome. That includes an in-depth review of the client’s driver & criminal record to identify errors and/or arrests that could be restricted or otherwise amended. (For someone facing a 2nd or 3rd offense this can make a massive impact on sentencing)

    Stay In-Touch

    The first Friday of every month, Phyllis Law holds Open Office Hours, in which clients can attend a zoom session with an attorney without scheduling an appointment. This resource is offered in addition to scheduled appointments with your attorney.

    Listening To You

    Sometimes people are just caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, and there are also times when people make mistakes and need help correcting them. My approach is to try to understand the whole person; not just the crime they were charged with. I believe that by truly working to understand and rehabilitate the individual I can do two things:
    1. Help the judge and the prosecutor see them as a person and not a criminal, likely securing a better outcome
    2. Genuinely help the accused find their path towards a better future

    Atlanta’s Leaders in Juvenile Defense

    Juvenile Defense – Protecting Bright Futures

    If your child has been arrested or is facing juvenile charges, it’s normal to be concerned not only with the direction and welfare of your child, but also how the charges reflect on your family and you as a parent. With Phyllis Gingrey Collins and her team fighting for you and your child, you can rest assured that every effort will be made not only to keep the situation private, but also to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your family.

    Juvenile Courts Are Not Easy Here's Why You Need Help:

    • Juvenile Courts are Private
      Unlike criminal charges for adults, there are not open hearings, and the charges and results of the proceedings are not public. Grant it, you will still have to contend with neighborhood and school gossip, but you can depend on there being no formal, public announcement of the charges.
    • Juveniles are NOT entitled to a jury. A judge will decide their guilt or innocence
      Experience and familiarity with the juvenile court judges and how they view the juvenile correction system can make a huge difference in your case. The best criminal defense lawyer in all of Atlanta may not know a thing about the juvenile justice system; make sure the lawyer you hire has experience that fits your needs.
    • Juveniles can be Tried as Adults Juvenile defense lawyers play a critical role in the legal system, particularly when it comes to the complex issue of juveniles being charged as adults. In certain circumstances, based on the severity of the crime or the age of the juvenile, they can be subject to adult criminal charges. This can have significant consequences, as being tried as an adult can result in harsher penalties and a permanent criminal record.

    Your Side of the Story Matters.

    I understand that anyone, and especially someone who is under the age of 18, can get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a result, what should have been a future story about a youthful mistake turns into a formal criminal charge. The Georgia Juvenile Justice System then decides if, and what type of punishment your child will be subject to. It can feel both overwhelming and incredibly high stakes as a parent. Having a calm, knowledgeable advocate on your side can make a huge difference not just in managing the process, but also getting the best possible result.

    I know what you’re going through is not easy. You probably feel angry, disappointed and scared all at the same time. I have helped several Atlanta area families work through challenging times caused by Juvenile Charges. I can help your family too. Contact us today so that we can start the process of turning over a new leaf, healing the damage and getting back on the right path.