Orlando Juvenile Defense Attorney
Was Your Child Arrested for a Crime in Florida?
Juvenile crimes are those committed by individuals under 18. These cases are typically handled by the juvenile justice system, which is focused on rehabilitation rather than punishment. Juvenile crimes can fall under many of the same categories as those faced by adults.
The following are examples of some the most common juvenile crimes:
- Battery or assault
- Drug possession
- Sexual misconduct
- Underage drinking
- Weapons offenses
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Young people often make mistakes, or sometimes end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. No matter what your child’s charges entail, it is important to consult an attorney with in-depth experience navigating the juvenile justice system. At The Wiseman Law Firm, we know how to defend minors against juvenile criminal charges and how to find effective ways to protect their future.
Penalties for Juvenile Crimes in Florida
Juvenile offenders are usually placed on probation, instead of sent to jail like their adult counterparts. They will be assigned a Juvenile Probation Officer who will monitor their actions to ensure they fulfill the strict requirements imposed by the court.
These requirements may include a combination of any of the following:
- School attendance without any suspensions or unexcused absences
- Avoiding contact with anyone, including their friends, who the court determines to be a bad influence
- Mandatory participation in counseling and/or community service
- Frequent and random urine tests to check for drug or alcohol use
- Adherence to a strict curfew imposed by the court
- Financial restitution paid to the victims to compensate them for injuries or property damage
- Suspension of the child’s driver’s license
Probation terms are set so the child can prove they are trustworthy and will not commit other crimes in the future. Those who do not follow the rules, or even accidentally violates any of the terms, may face additional consequences for violating the terms of their probation. This means your child’s probation officer will attempt to hold your child in contempt of court, which can lead to a sentence of 5 to 15 days in a juvenile detention center or removal from their family home to be placed in a state run juvenile facility.
Whether your child is facing an initial charge or a violation of the terms of their probation, The Wiseman Law Firm can help. We can argue for reasonable terms or help prove your child did not willfully violate their probation. We take care to make sure every client gets the dedicated legal help they need.
Defending Your Child’s Future in Florida
An important consideration in all juvenile crime cases is the impact of the criminal charges on the minor’s future. Our goal is to find solutions that do not include jail time so your child’s future is not compromised. Your child needs the right treatment, not to be put in a detention center. We work towards securing non-incarceration sentencing options such as rehabilitation, community service, diversion programs, and other alternatives available to you. We do everything possible to keep your child out of jail and keep his or her record clean.
Why choose our juvenile crime defense lawyer?
- Over 15 years of trial-tested experience, including work as a former prosecutor handling high-profile cases
- 24 hour availability to help when you need us most
- Free confidential case consultations and defense solutions tailored to your child’s unique circumstances
- A well-earned reputation from former clients and our legal peers, including recognition by the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
Choosing a proven and experienced attorney knowledgeable in the area of juvenile crime is absolutely critical. Our Orlando juvenile criminal defense attorney regularly represents minors facing criminal charges and has guided many families through the juvenile courts, providing compassionate yet aggressive defense.