When someone younger than age 18 allegedly commits a crime in Florida, the case typically goes through the Juvenile Justice System, an entirely different system than what adults face when accused of a criminal offense. While the state claims to focus on rehabilitation for juveniles rather than harsh criminal penalties, it all depends on the specific offense, and how zealous the prosecutor may be to punish rather than help young offenders. If you are a juvenile or the parent of a child who has been arrested or charged with a crime such as underage drinking, shoplifting, assault, drug possession, or any other offense, it is imperative you consult with an experienced Wildwood juvenile defense attorney. At Adams & Luka, we believe juveniles do deserve a second chance and an opportunity to avoid potential damage to their futures.
The Juvenile Justice System is complex, and difficult to navigate without the support and guidance of a skilled defense lawyer. There are various options in some instances, such as pre-trial diversion programs. It may be possible to have charges dismissed or reduced depending on the facts of the case. Ultimately, you want the very best outcome possible for your child. This is why it is important to seek legal guidance immediately, so that all of the options can be explored and an effective defense developed in the event your child's case goes to trial.
With more than 30 years of combined experience, we are highly capable of obtaining good results for juveniles accused of crimes. Some of our areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
When a juvenile is convicted of a crime, there several consequences and/or punishments he or she may face. Depending on the offense, a child may be subject to probation, confinement in a juvenile detention center, counseling, community service, curfew, fines, driver's license suspension, even jail or prison time if charged in the adult criminal justice system. Being found guilty of a crime can also leave your child with a criminal record and could impact his or her future education and employment opportunities. We know the impact not only on the juvenile, but the entire family when a teen is charged with a crime. Our job is to answer all of your questions, educate you regarding various legal options, investigate the charges, examine the evidence, determine if your child's rights may have been violated by police, and ultimately reach positive results. Teens are easily influenced by their peers and often do not realize the possible consequences of their actions. We are all humans, we all make mistakes; minors are especially vulnerable to mistakes, however we believe they should be presented the opportunity to get back on a positive path. We fight vigorously on behalf of juveniles.Contact Adams & Luka Now
Just as in adult cases, there are times when a juvenile is wrongly accused of a crime he or she did not commit. Whether this is the case, or your child simply made a regrettable mistake, we will work diligently to obtain the results you desire, and to protect your child's reputation, freedom, and future. For unsurpassed legal representation, contact the Wildwood juvenile defense lawyers at Adams & Luka today. Call (407)872-0307 for a free consultation.