Leesburg, Florida Juvenile Defense Lawyer
As humans, we all make mistakes - especially young people. Whether a juvenile (a minor younger than 18 years of age) is accused of DUI, violating curfew, shoplifting, drug possession, or any crime an adult may be charged with, children deserve a second change, or at the very least more leniency than adults. When in search of a capable Leesburg juvenile offense attorney who believes in rehabilitation rather than punishment, contact Adams & Luka for exceptional legal support and guidance. We understand that when it comes to juveniles, the rules and procedures are different. If you are a parent of a juvenile, you don't want your child to be viewed as a criminal; we feel the same way.
In every criminal case, whether a juvenile or adult is allegedly involved, every person is guaranteed to be free from police conduct that would be considered illegal under the constitution. This means that in order for police to perform an investigation or arrest someone, there must be a lawful basis or reasonable suspicion. Police cannot arrest someone or detain a person without a valid, lawful reason. When police do engage in unlawful conduct or violate a minor's legal rights, certain evidence or statements may be suppressed in court. Regardless of the situation, it is important to seek legal representation. Our firm has more than 30 years of combined experience in the practice of criminal law.
When it comes to juvenile charges, our areas of focus include the following:
- Juvenile Court vs. Adult Courts
- Juvenile Crimes
- Juvenile Drug Charges
- Possession of Fake Identification
- Underage Drinking
Understandably, the arrest of a minor child turns the entire family upside down. It is a stressful and difficult situation that most minors and their parents are not familiar with and do not understand. What are the possible consequences, and will the juvenile face jail time or other punishment? What impact may a conviction have on a minor child's future in terms of employment or education?
In most cases, juveniles are charged with the same crimes adults may be charged with; however, the juvenile justice process is a bit different than the adult criminal justice system. However, there are situations in which a child younger than 18 may be tried in adult court, which means the juvenile could face the same harsh penalties an adult in the same situation would face. We work diligently in an effort to keep our client's case in the juvenile system, a system that for the most part believes in rehabilitation for minors rather than harsh criminal punishment. In Florida, many teens are eligible for pretrial diversion programs which help them avoid criminal charges, particularly first-time offenders. Sanctions often include community service, counseling, restitution, etc. Plea negotiations may be successful in some cases. We understand that as a parent, you have many questions and concerns. Our primary focus is to help juveniles avoid criminal charges and the resulting negative consequences, while helping them get back on the right track.Contact Adams & Luka Today
If you are a juvenile who has been charged with a crime, your future may be at stake. You could lose your freedom, face a criminal record, and more. If you are the parent of a minor teen, you are likely aware that the outcome of your child's case could hinge on the quality of Leesburg juvenile defense attorney you choose. Young people all make mistakes; some get caught, while others do not. Those who do get caught should not have to face harsh punishment or ruin of their future and reputation. Contact us now for a free consultation at (352) 787-2101.