If your minor child has been charged with a crime or is accused of a criminal offense, it is important to seek legal guidance and support as soon as possible. Just as adults do, teens often get into trouble. What may have been simply mischief can cross the line into behavior that is considered illegal, a very stressful situation for both parents and juveniles. If you are in need of a Deland juvenile defense attorney who will fight to ensure your child has the opportunity to rehabilitate rather than face criminal punishment, contact Adams & Luka today.
While most minors under the age of 18 go through the Juvenile Justice System, some face the same criminal justice system adults do, depending on how serious the offense. This can mean jail time, fines, probation, and other harsh punishment you do not want your child to face. Teens are particularly prone to make mistakes that can have harsh consequences, given the pressure put on them by their peers. Whether your child has been accused of underage drinking, drug possession, shoplifting, or a more serious crime, it is imperative you take action immediately to protect his/her legal rights and freedom.
We bring more than 30 years of combined experience to the forefront for juveniles accused of all types of crimes. Examples of our areas of focus include:
When it comes to the Juvenile Justice System, the procedures, rules, and terms are different - the entire process can be confusing, to say the least. It is critical to work with a skilled Deland juvenile defense lawyer who will review all evidence, explore various diversion options, and fight for dismissal or reduction of charges. In some instances, just as in the case of adults accused of crimes, juveniles are innocent and wrongly accused. Young people should be given a second chance; we do whatever is necessary to obtain the best possible outcome, whether it involves filing a motion to suppress evidence obtained illegally, negotiating with prosecutors, applying for a juvenile's participation in a pretrial diversion program in order to have charges dismissed following successful completion of the program, and more. Juveniles have legal rights, and like adults are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.Contact Adams & Luka Now
Allegations of criminal activity against juveniles can be devastating for both the child and the parents. There are many questions that should be answered, including whether your child was read his/her Miranda rights, whether evidence or statements were illegally obtained, whether a person consents to a search of their person, vehicle, or property, and more. As a parent, you wonder if your child may be placed in jail or juvenile detention, and how his or her future may be affected. Our Deland juvenile defense attorneys are dedicated to avoiding a conviction, and having charges dismissed when possible. We urge you to contact Adams & Luka for a free consultation now at (407)872-0307.