A juvenile record is not, and should not, be an indicator of the rest of a person’s life. Often, teenagers get into trouble but go on to live productive and happy lives. Many times, juvenile offenders end up graduating from college, securing great jobs, and aim to leave the experience in the past and grow from it.
According to the Supreme Court of Alabama, limiting the right for the public to view records must be applied when disclosure would cause undue harm and embarrassment to an individual. Recently, Leroy Maxwell, Jr. of the Maxwell Firm was successful in petitioning the Court to seal a juvenile record for a client pursuing an employment opportunity. It is important to know your options if you commit an offense when you under the age of eighteen in order to secure a fruitful future.
HOW THE MAXWELL FIRM CAN HELP
When charged with a crime, having an advocate that cares is essential. Criminal cases require significant trial and appellate experience. We believe in our clients and we fight for justice. The Maxwell Law Firm has seasoned staff – from our attorneys to our investigators – and financial resources to aggressively defend such cases.
In a criminal case, it is especially important that a client finds an attorney they feel comfortable with, have confidence in, and can fully trust. There will come a time when you must decide whether to resolve your case through a plea or take it to trial. At that point, confidence and trust in your attorney is essential. Further, an attorney that cares about your future is also imperative. Over the years, The Maxwell Law Firm has helped numerous criminally accused take back their lives.
Holland v Eads, 614 So. 2d 1012, 1015 (Ala. 1993)