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Tavares, FL Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Adams & Luka

When a minor in Tavares (someone younger than 18) is charged with a crime, the case is typically handled in the Juvenile Justice System, unlike the adult Criminal Justice System which focuses on punishment. What is the difference? The Juvenile Justice System promotes the rehabilitation of young people or teens who have committed a crime such as DUI, drug possession, assault, theft crimes, etc. Still, there are some situations in which a juvenile may be tried as an adult. Regardless, no parent wants to see his or her child facing criminal charges. We understand the confusion, and that you have many questions regarding the future of your child. When you need a capable juvenile defense attorney in Tavares, count on the team at Adams & Luka for unsurpassed legal guidance and support.

Tavares Juvenile Face Jail Time

The fact is, even juveniles may face possible jail time, a juvenile record, and have his/her future employment or educational opportunities put in jeopardy. As humans, we all make mistakes; teens are particularly vulnerable given the pressure by friends to participate in activities that could come with grave consequences. Juveniles rarely consider what may happen if they have a few drinks or shoplift; in fact, most believe they are invincible and won't get caught. When they do, their entire lives change in an instant.

With more than 30 years of combined experience, our criminal attorneys in Tavares have obtained positive results in countless cases involving juveniles. Our areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

Consulting a Qualified Tavares Juvenile Crimes Attorney is Critical

While juveniles do not often face the harsh punishment adults do for committing a crime, the punishment is still serious and will depend on the severity of the crime committed. Some of the consequences your child may face include:

  • Juvenile detention
  • House arrest
  • Loss of driver's license
  • Counseling
  • Random drug testing
  • Curfew/probation

First and foremost, we want to ensure your child is not prosecuted as an adult in the Criminal Justice System. In addition, it is often possible to have charges dismissed, or at a minimum reduced so that the punishment is less severe. If any evidence against a juvenile is obtained in an illegal manner, we work to have that evidence suppressed. Even minors need a good defense when accused of a crime; we will also help your family by providing references for therapy, counseling, or other services that will assist your child in getting back on a positive path. It is also important that your child avoids a criminal record when possible, as these records are permanent and can impact every area of his or her life forever.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

If your child is facing criminal charges or has been arrested, it is vital to take action immediately. Our Tavares juvenile defense attorneys provide aggressive representation for minors, whether it is a first offense or the child has been in trouble with the law in the past. Teen Court and other programs/options may be available for first-time offenders, so it is urgent you take action now. Contact Adams & Luka today for a free consultation at (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