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Apopka, Florida Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Adams & Luka

No parent wants to learn that a child has been accused of committing a criminal act. While you will understandably be stressed and concerned, you will likely also be confused as to what the future may hold, whether your child may face juvenile detention or jail, and more. At Adams & Luka, we understand you have many questions and are likely not familiar with the Juvenile Justice System. It is vital that you speak with an experienced Apopka juvenile defense attorney in order to protect your child's legal rights and well being. You must be aware of the charges against your child, possible legal options, and how to proceed as the outcome could seriously impact your child's future. We urge you to contact our firm now for unsurpassed legal guidance and support.

In Florida, those younger than age 18 are considered juveniles. When accused of a crime, it is actually a delinquent act. These "crimes" may include underage drinking, drug possession, assault, shoplifting or other theft crimes, sexual assault, drunk driving, criminal mischief, and more. Regardless of the offense a juvenile is accused of, it is a frightening and uncertain situation. Florida courts focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment, however there are situations in which a juvenile may be charged and tried in the adult Criminal Justice System. This means a child could potentially face the same harsh punishment an adult would face including jail time, fines, a permanent criminal record, and more.

With more than 30 years of combined experience, our firm has the skill and experience to reach positive results in cases involving juveniles. Some of our areas of focus include:

Skilled, Aggressive Legal Representation for Juveniles in Apopka

When a juvenile is alleged to have committed a crime, it is critical to work with a defense lawyer who is thoroughly familiar with the Juvenile Justice System, legal options, diversion programs, the Youthful Offender Act, and possible sentencing and/or punishment. Most important of all, you must have an attorney who understands that teens make mistakes, and who will work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome, keeping you informed throughout the process. Diversion programs are designed to help juveniles avoid harsh punishment, and may include counseling, rehabilitation programs, substance abuse counseling, community service, or other requirements depending on the offense. However, when a minor is not accepted in a diversion program, there may be other alternatives to jail or juvenile detention including restitution, community service, having regular drug tests performed, school progress monitoring, and more. We will work hard to ensure your child is not left at the mercy of the courts.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

Teenagers make mistakes, just as adults do. As seasoned Apopka juvenile defense lawyers, we do not believe minors should be harshly punished for making a decision that is often influenced by their peers. Minors deserve an opportunity to rehabilitate and get back on a positive track in life. Contact our office today for a free consultation at (407) 872-0307.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink