Recently, there has been a rapid increase in the number of minors facing criminal charges. In Florida, any child under the age of 18 is considered a juvenile. If a child is under the age of 18 and arrested for a criminal charge, they will be tried in a juvenile court. However, if the crime is severe enough, charges could be brought against the child in adult court. If the child is brought to adult court, they could also face the same penalties an adult would, meaning the child could be sent to prison. Putting a child in adult court could have serious life-altering consequences, and it is important that they receive the most qualified and experienced criminal defense to ensure they are not put into any precarious situations.
Even if a child avoids adult court and is tried in juvenile court, the long-term consequences could still be devastating to their future. Even though records in juvenile court are not accessible to the general public, there are certain government agencies, schools, or employers have the ability to request copies of the records. To prevent any sullying of a child’s record, parents should consider hiring an expert criminal defense attorney.
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At Perez LaSure Law, our criminal defense attorneys have the tenacity it takes to represent your child in court, and provide a strong defense aimed at obtaining successful results. If your child is facing juvenile crimes charges, contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your child’s legal options.Get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as possible.