Juvenile Crimes

Don Himmelberg is an experienced defense attorney in Tennessee who understands it is a scary experience to have your child thrown into the criminal justice system


It can be an extremely confusing process, as the justice system treats juveniles differently than adults in some cases, while in other cases a juvenile can find themselves facing the same charges and consequences as an adult.

From the time you call us until the day your case is resolved, we will be with you every step of the way to make sure you understand what charges you child is facing, what the next part of the legal process is, and what steps we are taking to fiercely defend your child’s future.

 Know that, with over twenty-five years of experience, M. Don Himmelberg & Associates have the knowledge of the law necessary to ensure that both you and your child’s rights are being protected while we help you navigate through this complex, harrowing experience.

 Call Attorney Don Himmelberg any time at 615-308-5405 to schedule your free consultation.

What is a “transfer hearing”?

A transfer hearing occurs when the State wants to charge a child as an adult. They must go before a judge and explain why the child should be tried and sentenced as an adult.

As part of his defense of your child, Don Himmelberg will represent your child at the transfer hearing and argue that juveniles should be tried as juveniles; we have successfully defended numerous children at transfer hearings over the past twenty-five years, ensuring that they are tried and sentenced as children, not adults. This can have a profound impact on their futures, as juvenile records are often sealed, invisible to the criminal background checks that are conducted on adults.

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