Young people make mistakes. They may have a group of friends that are involved in criminal activity, been in the wrong place at the wrong time, or made a serious error in judgment. They need the highest quality legal representation to fight for any possible advantage, including taking action to attempt to avoid having a felony crime tried in adult court. The juvenile court system is focused on rehabilitation as opposed to punishment, and there are various options that could benefit a juvenile offender, including services offered by the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, CINS/FINS, and delinquency prevention programs that offer tutoring, life skills, training, shelter and other services.
If your child is arrested and charged with a crime, it is important that his or her rights are protected. Young people face the same challenges as adults facing criminal charges, and must be professionally represented. Whether the charge is related to alcohol, drugs, a theft crime, violent crime or other offense, the quality and experience of the lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of the case.
When an underage individual has been convicted of a criminal offense, the impact on any future opportunities can be significant. The ability to get quality employment, to attend certain schools and other matters such as the ability to legally drive can all be compromised. Taking action by retaining the services of a high quality juvenile criminal defense lawyer is extremely important if you are hoping to assist your child to avoid heavy consequences.
Taylor & Taylor is a criminal law firm located in St. Augustine, FL, that represents juveniles accused of misdemeanor and felony charges throughout St. Johns County.