Many parents of minor or teen children are not familiar with the Juvenile Justice System, and wonder what will happen to their child if he/she is charged with a crime such as underage drinking, DUI, theft, drug possession, or any other offense. The fact is, while this system focuses on rehabilitating juveniles (youth under the age of 18), it can be very confusing and difficult to navigate without the assistance of an experienced Altamonte Springs juvenile defense attorney. At Adams & Luka, we know that teens, like adults, make mistakes. The difference is that most young people do not realize or think about the possible consequences of their actions. If your child has been arrested or charged with a crime, we urge you to contact our firm immediately.
In Florida, youthful offenders may be charged with the same crimes and adult is charged with, however the penalties are generally less severe than those for adults. However, if the crime is one that is particularly violent, a juvenile may be charged in the Criminal Justice System just as an adult would, facing harsh penalties if found guilty. When a minor is accused of committing a criminal offense, we work vigorously to protect his/her legal rights, and obtain positive results. Juveniles should have the opportunity to learn from mistakes and better their lives; those who are placed in juvenile detention often become repeat offenders. Our goal is to help juveniles become productive members of society, rather than face severe punishment adults often face including prison time, permanent criminal records, and more.
Bringing more than 30 years of combined experience to the forefront for clients, we have enjoyed tremendous success defending juveniles of all types of crimes. Some of our areas of focus include:
As in cases involving adults, there are situations in which an innocent person is accused of a crime. Understandably, parents are concerned when a teen or minor is charged with property crimes, shoplifting, DUI, driving with a suspended license, or other offenses. How will it impact your child's future, freedom, and reputation? Will your teen face detention, or miss out on educational or employment opportunities? We thoroughly investigate the case and evidence against juveniles, analyzing police reports and whether errors may have been made in the course of an arrest. When reasonable doubt exists or evidence is weak, our firm will aggressively defend your child to the jury, judge, and even the prosecutor. Teens make mistakes and often do not have good judgment; however, we believe they deserve a second chance and therefore focus on rehabilitation.Contact Adams & Luka Now
Regardless of whether a minor child is charged with a crime as a juvenile or adult, it is important to seek the legal guidance and support of a seasoned juvenile criminal defense lawyer in Altamonte Springs. At Adams & Luka, we are highly dedicated to protecting the freedom and future of juveniles, who have legal rights just as adults do. Contact us today for a free consultation at (407)872-0307.