About Juvenile Crimes
Juvenile crimes refer to any criminal act, whether
misdemeanor, committed by a minor (a person under the age of 18). Children and young
teens may not have a clear sense of the consequences of their actions
and can be influenced by "peer pressure" or by the opinion of
an adult or older child. Juvenile crimes are treated differently by the
courts in that some crimes are given a degree of leniency or alternative
sentencing to help the child reform without sending him or her to an adult
prison. However, some situations are considered more serious than others
and instances arise in which the court finds it necessary to treat the
individual as an adult.
If your child has been accused of a juvenile crime, our experienced
criminal defense lawyers are essential to protect your child's rights and give them
a chance for a bright future – one without a criminal record. Most
juvenile cases will vary from court to court and from police officer to
police officer. For instance, a police officer may catch a minor vandalizing
property and let him off with only a warning.
A criminal charge this early on can set a child off on the wrong path before
they even have a chance to start their adult life. Our dedicated and passionate
criminal defense attorneys are your child's chance for a normal life.
Juvenile crimes in Florida are committed every day. With illegal drugs
and rising crime rates, minors find themselves involved in more and more
Some of the most common juvenile crimes include:
A team of experienced criminal defense lawyers who can protect your child
and keep him or her out of jail is your only chance for the future. At
LeavenLaw, our attorneys and staff understand
how important family is, especially children. We must help them grow to
become responsible adults and do everything in our power to protect them.