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St. Cloud, Florida Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Adams & Luka

When a juvenile child (a minor under the age of 18) is accused of drunk driving, theft, drug possession, assault, or any criminal offense it can be devastating to not only the child, but the parents as well. Understandably, a parent wonders about the future of the child, whether jail time is a possibility, how it will affect his or her education, and much more. When a teen is arrested or charged with a crime, it is critical to work with an experienced St. Cloud juvenile defense attorney. At Adams & Luka, we know how criminal charges can impact youthful offenders and their families. As adults, we all make mistakes; we believe that juveniles who make mistakes should be given a second chance, rather than face serious punishment.

Some of the most common crimes juveniles are accused of include drug offenses, underage drinking, shoplifting or other types of theft, assault, criminal mischief, and even violent or sexual offenses. In some cases, a minor who is alleged to have committed a particularly serious crime may be charged as an adult. In this case, if the juvenile is found guilty he or she may face the same harsh criminal penalties an adult in the same situation would face. While most cases involving minors go through the Juvenile Justice System, no parent ever wants a child's freedom and future to be placed in jeopardy. One of our primary goals is to have charges against juveniles dismissed and provide an opportunity for rehabilitation. Of course in some cases, a person is wrongly accused of a crime he/she did not commit. Regardless of the situation, it is important to consult with a seasoned criminal defense attorney.

Our firm brings more than 30 years of combined experience to the forefront for juveniles and their parents. A few examples of our areas of focus include:

St. Cloud Juvenile Defense Lawyers Advocating on Behalf of Juveniles Charged with Crimes

Teenagers who have been arrested for a crime have many concerns, as do their parents. What are the penalties a juvenile face, and how will it impact the future? Navigating the Juvenile Justice System is not easy for either juveniles or parents; the adult Criminal Justice System is even more complex. There are legal options, but what are they? How should you move forward? This is why it is imperative to work with a skilled juvenile defense lawyer who will protect your child's best interest, answer your questions, offer legal guidance, inform you of pre-trial diversion programs and possible other legal options, and more. We all share the same goal - to reach the best possible result, and ensure the future of your child is not damaged. We will protect your child's legal rights, freedom, and future to the greatest extent possible. No one wants to spend time behind bars, and a permanent criminal record can be damaging to nearly every aspect of a juvenile's life. Dealing with criminal allegations is difficult, stressful, and even overwhelming; we are here to help.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

It is vital that both juveniles and their parents are aware of your legal rights, possible defense strategies, and how a youthful offender's future may be impacted by criminal charges. We fight aggressively for a fair resolution, and to protect juveniles from harsh punishment. Our focus is on giving minors a second chance and the opportunity to rehabilitate so that a child may get back on a positive path toward a productive, happy future. Contact Adams & Luka today for a free consultation regarding your case 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