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Juvenile Charges

Juvenile ChargesOrlando and Central Florida Juvenile Charges Attorneys

Whether a juvenile has been charged with a drug offense, underage drinking, theft, assault and/or battery, or any crime, it is a very frightening and stressful situation - particularly for parents. Many parents are not sure whether it is necessary to hire an Orlando juvenile crimes attorney when their child has been arrested or charged with a crime. The fact is, juveniles can face serious punishment, just as adults do when found guilty of a crime. Some juveniles may even be charged as an adult, depending on age and the crime allegedly committed.

At Adams & Luka, we understand your uncertainty, and how worrisome it is to wonder how your child's life or future may be affected. Teenagers make mistakes, as we all do. Peer pressure is often a large part of the decisions juveniles make, however we believe they deserve another chance. Consequences for juvenile crimes can be harsh, and often include jail or placement in a secure juvenile facility, a permanent criminal record, and more. Your child's future could be negatively impacted in terms of employment or educational opportunities. As is the case with adults, there are legal options that may be beneficial for juveniles, so it is important that you consult with a skilled and experienced central Florida defense attorney.

Some of the areas we focus on in regards to juvenile charges include:

Whether a juvenile is accused of curfew violation, a sex crime, using a fake ID to purchase liquor, marijuana possession, or any offense, the juvenile justice system is not the same as the adult criminal justice system. Today, the rules, laws, procedures, and courts focus more on rehabilitation rather than harsh punishment. Even though the juvenile justice system provides sentencing and alternative court options, it is still a system that is complex and difficult for a parent to navigate without the assistance of a qualified Orlando juvenile charges attorney. Will your child be charged as an adult, or will he/she be able to remain living under your roof? As a parent, you have many questions that deserve answers.

Ultimately, it is in the best interest of both you and your child to work with a lawyer who is familiar with the juvenile system, courts, and alternative options available for juveniles, so that the best possible outcome can be reached.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

No parent wants a child to have a permanent criminal record, or to be punished harshly for an error in judgment. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to securing the best possible results for juveniles who have made a poor decision, providing the legal guidance and support essential for a good outcome. Contact us immediately for a free consultation at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.

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