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.