Ginette A. Dow, Attorney at Law

Juvenile Law

Juvenile Law Attorney in Bessemer, Alabama

Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings | Truancy and Status Offenses | Transfer Hearings


If you are a minor and have been charged with violating the law, or you are the parent of a minor in trouble with authorities, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. You want an attorney who knows and understands the laws and procedures governing minors in criminal prosecutions, someone who has successfully helped others in situations like yours.

At the law office of Ginette A. Dow, I have protected the rights of people throughout Jefferson County and Shelby County since 1991, including juveniles facing criminal charges. I built my practice on a commitment to personal service. I will take the time necessary to learn the specific details of your case, so that I can develop the best strategy to get the results you want. I believe that effective attorney-client relationships are built on trust and confidence, and will keep you fully informed of all developments in your case, as well as your options and chances of success.

Because I have served as a city judge in Bessemer since 2001, I know how the criminal justice system works and how to protect your rights. To set up a free initial consultation, call my office at 205-425-2223.

My Juvenile Law Practice

I provide comprehensive counsel to juveniles involved in criminal proceedings, handling all matters related to:

  • Juvenile delinquency hearings—I will prepare and file all documents required by the juvenile court, and will appear on your behalf at all meetings or proceedings.
  • Transfer hearings—I will be your advocate in proceedings to determine whether your case should be sent to an adult criminal court.
  • Proceedings in adult criminal courts

I defend juveniles charged with most types of offenses, from the so-called “status offenses,” such as truancy, to more serious charges, including theft, drug, assault, alcohol and property offenses.

I also represent juveniles in civil matters, including CHINS (Child in Need of Protective Services) hearings. I will represent either side in paternity disputes, and will help you address any issues that arise based on the determination, such as the need to seek custody, visitation or child support.

Because of my considerable experience, I understand the options available in juvenile proceedings.  I will be your liaison with all parties involved in a juvenile law matter, from police officers and prosecutors to probation officers, counselors and school officials.

Contact My Office

I offer a free initial consultation to every client. To schedule an appointment with an experienced Bessemer juvenile law attorney, call my office at 205-425-2223. My office is conveniently located near the courthouse in downtown Bessemer.

I represent clients throughout Jefferson County and Shelby County in Alabama, including Bessemer, Brighton, Lipscomb, Wenonah, Hueytown, Midfield, Fairfield, Shannon, Dolomite, Homewood, Hoover, Vestavia, Pelham and Birmingham.


Ginette Dow, Attorney at Law

1821 3rd Avenue North

Bessemer, AL  35020

Phone: 205-425-2223

Fax: 205-425-2229
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