Youth Justice at Grady High School

This week I had the great pleasure of speaking to a group of Grady High School parents and teachers about Georgia Juvenile Court procedures, traffic cases, DUI, and some of the other most common legal issues facing teenagers today.

We discussed the procedural differences between Georgia Juvenile Courts and Georgia adult courts — this is especially important for parents of high school-aged kids, as any high schooler over 17 will be tried as an adult in both traffic and criminal matters. We also discussed record sealing in Georgia Juvenile cases and how it is, at best, an imperfect process.

I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to inform young people and their parents of their rights. This is something I am very passionate about, because the justice system works best when people are knowledgeable about the law and how it affects them.

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