Dedicated Criminal Defense For Juvenile Crimes
Hearing that your child has been accused of a crime can be a parent’s worst nightmare. While you may wish to direct all your attention toward your child during this difficult time, the legalities of juvenile court can be demanding and require focus. To make the best of a bad situation, let our criminal defense attorneys at Bauer, Crider, Kindel and Parry in Pasco County handle the legalities while you focus on your family.
Providing Criminal Defense For Minors
We understand the juvenile justice system and can assess your particular situation, advising you as to the best course of action for your child. Our attorneys will evaluate the circumstances of the supposed crime in order to portray your child’s case in the best possible light.
Common juvenile charges include:
- Underage drinking and driving under the influence (DUI)
- Drug charges and crimes, including drug possession and drug trafficking
- Curfew violations and truancy
- Traffic violations
- Fake identification
- Sexual misconduct
If a minor, someone under the age of 18, is arrested, it is considered an act of delinquency and will be received in juvenile court. However, in some cases a minor may be tried as an adult in the legal justice system. Navigating the particulars is essential to building a solid defense for a juvenile crime, which is where our attorneys can help you.
Juvenile Crime Penalties In Florida
Depending on the facts of the case and the severity of the crime, juvenile charges in Florida often result in:
- House arrest
- Loss of driver’s license
- Drug screening
- Juvenile detention
We understand how the juvenile justice system works, and we are dedicated to ensuring that your child still has access to a bright future. Whether charged as a minor or adult, the consequences for a juvenile crime can be severe and potentially life-altering if handled improperly.
Trust Our Experienced Legal Team To Protect Your Child’s Future
At Bauer, Crider, Kindel and Parry, we want to ensure that your child’s mistake is realized for what it was: a mistake. We don’t want this mistake to haunt your child for the rest of his or her life. Our goal with juvenile court is to avoid a criminal record for your child. We work to find alternative penalties, such as counseling or therapy, whenever possible in order to better guide and correct errant behavior. Each case is unique, and at our firm we evaluate each situation honestly so that we can formulate a solid defense in order to protect the rights of your child.
Contact A Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Our criminal defense lawyers offer a free, initial consultation appointment to assess your case and tell you more about how we can help you with your situation. You can schedule your free appointment by calling our office at 727-275-9822 or by sending an inquiry through our online form.