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Aggressive Defense for Criminal Charges

Juvenile Crimes

Criminal Defense Firm for Juvenile Crimes

If you are a minor who is facing criminal charges or if you are the parent of a minor charged with a crime in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, St. Johns, or the surrounding areas, we strongly urge you to discuss your case with a lawyer at our firm immediately. Our legal team has more than 78 years of combined experience which can be utilized on your behalf. Our firm concentrates on criminal defense and has done so for decades.

We are well-versed in juvenile law and procedures and are familiar with the local court systems and the Juvenile Justice System. Our firm welcomes the opportunity of guiding you and your son or daughter through the legal processes involved in any juvenile criminal charges.

Juvenile Crimes and the Juvenile Justice System

When an individual who is under the age of 18 is charged with a crime in Florida, the case is generally processed through the Juvenile Justice System. A juvenile may be prosecuted in an adult court if he or she is a repeat offender who is accused of a serious crime but this is not common. The Juvenile Justice System focuses on rehabilitation as opposed to punishment for juveniles and has different steps than an adult court system.

Juvenile crimes include those involving alcohol and drugs, such as drug possession, or drug dealing as well as theft crimes, such as shoplifting, violent crimes, such as assault, battery, arson, and all other types of misdemeanors or felonies.

Once your child has been arraigned, it is important that you have an attorney from our firm working on the case as it will generally go to trial about a month later. At the trial, a judge will decide the outcome; there are no juries in the Juvenile Court System. First-time juvenile offenders may be allowed to participate in a diversion program which if completed will result in dropped charges.

Contact a caring and dedicated attorney from our firm today if your son or daughter has been charged with a crime in St. Johns County!

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    “From the day that I called the Taylor and Waldrop Attorneys, The experience was Very Professional and Very Respectful. Brad has been there Every time I called, And when he was not available, He had his associate reach out to me to make sure I was okay. This Firm Is exactly what Sets "THE BAR" To all who read this review, This is by far the best experience I have ever had in a time of need. The outcome was a total success and I am grateful.. Thank you Brad and all that work for Taylor & Waldrop.........S NEMEC.”

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    “I cannot express in so few words what a remarkable attorney Mr. Clyde Taylor Jr. has proven himself to be time and time again. I have the utmost respect and gratitude for how diligently and tirelessly he has handled every aspect of my case. In addition to his relentless work ethic, his also personable, dedicated, patient and trustworthy. I’ve recommended him to friends, family, even strangers. There’s a very simple reason as to why he’s been practicing law for so long…because he’s exceptionally good at it.”

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What Sets Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys Apart?

  • Over 78 Years of Combined Experience
  • Federal and State Cases Defended
  • Hundreds of Cases Tried Since 1978
  • Qualified to Handle Death Penalty Cases
  • Aggressive and Result-Driven Representation
  • Thorough and Compassionate Guidance and Legal Advice