Orlando Juvenile Crimes Defense
Children make mistakes, and those mistakes sometimes land them at odds with the law. Many minors are either uneducated or ill equipped to fully comprehend the implications of a charge for a juvenile crime. While it is true that juvenile offenses are generally treated with more leniency by the Orlando criminal justice system than adult crimes, they still constitute serious offenses and can result in both immediate and long-lasting consequences that can persist well into adulthood.
The Florida juvenile justice system stands apart from the standard adult system. Minors (children under the age of 18 at the time of the commission of their crime) are subjected to a unique court system, face unique penalties, and if convicted may be subjected to incarceration in a separate juvenile detention facility. Any attorney attempting to defend against a juvenile criminal charge in Orlando must be well versed in negotiating the particularities of this wholly separate criminal justice system.
When a child is arrested, the entire family can be adversely affected. However, in order to stave off more serious legal repercussions, parents should seek out the counsel of a qualified Orlando juvenile defense attorney. At the law firm of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, we understand the difficulties facing families of a minor facing criminal charges. Many of our attorneys are parents themselves, and know the stress and heartache that is associated with these types of sensitive issues.
Common juvenile charges in Orlando include:
– Property damage
– Violent crimes
– Drug possession
– Assault and battery
– Curfew violations
– Underage alcohol consumption
Beyond the consequences of a juvenile criminal charge, at any point a prosecutor may seek to try a minor as an adult, subjecting to the much stricter authority of an adult criminal court.
As a concerned parent or family member, if your child is facing juvenile criminal charges, the best thing you can do for them is to employ the services of a dedicated juvenile criminal defense attorney on their behalf. Our Orlando juvenile criminal defense team has extensive experience dealing with an assortment of juvenile issues, and do so with sensitivity and understanding. Call today for a free consultation about your case, and we will provide you with an evaluation of your situation and legal options. The consultation is completely without obligation, so call today.
Below you will find more information on the Juvenile offenses that we offer services for :