Marshall County Juvenile Law Attorney

One mistake as a child shouldn't ruin your son or daughter's life. If your child has been charged with a criminal offense, the decisions you make today will greatly impact his or her life for years to come. Make the right choice. Contact me, Don Thomas, Attorney At Law, for help.

My firm helps minor children in Benton, Murray, Marshall County and throughout western Kentucky overcome their juvenile crime charges without limiting their lives' opportunities.

Minor In Possession Charges

During my more than 27-year career, I have been involved in tens of thousands of criminal cases. As a former prosecutor and district court judge, I know the criminal justice system like the back of my hand. I also know that, where the adult system seeks to punish, the juvenile system offers a chance at rehabilitation.

In Kentucky, juveniles may be tried as adults in certain circumstances. When tried as an adult, minors lack the protections afforded by juvenile courts. If convicted, they will be sentenced to a prison term in an adult facility and will carry the conviction on their permanent records.

I firmly believe everyone deserves a second chance — especially children. I do everything in my power to keep my clients' cases in juvenile court and avoid the heavy hand of the adult criminal justice system.

Over the years, I have defended juvenile clients against a wide range of criminal charges, including:

  • Drug crimes, including possession and trafficking
  • Petty theft
  • Assault
  • Sex crimes
  • Alcohol-related crimes

At my law firm, I thoroughly investigate every case. I look beyond the police report to unearth new evidence, identify witnesses and explore possible defenses. If my clients' constitutional rights were violated in any way, I will fight to have evidence withheld from court and charges dropped.

Protect Your Child's Future. Contact Don Thomas, Attorney At Law.

If your child has strayed from the straight and narrow, the lawyer you choose to represent him or her will have a major impact not only on the criminal charge, but also on his or her life. Choose the right path; contact me, Marshall County juvenile law attorney Don Thomas, at 270-406-6171, 270-527-2425 or 866-289-0518. Consultations are free. If Don is unavailable to answer your question, please ask for my paralegal.