Juvenile Defense Lawyers based in Tampa, Florida
Our juvenile defense attorneys in Tampa, Florida may be able to do the following: contact probation and the D.A. before the petition is filed; convince probation to not ask that the petition be filed; request the minor defendant’s release; request informal probation supervision without a petition being filed; suggest a rehabilitation program for your child to probation; convince the D.A. to file lesser charges or drop charges; if a juvenile petition is filed, ask a D.A. continuance to earn a dismissal; litigate the juvenile case and fight for dismissal; try to have your child acquitted of all charges at trial.
Your minor child should not discuss facts of the case with probation or with police. Tell him or her not to make any statements until you have consulted an attorney. If your child makes any statement to probation or police, they can be used against him or her in the juvenile court proceeding.
As parents ourselves, we understand the anxiety that can result from children getting in trouble with the law. We know the consequences of a juvenile record or incarceration, and how they can affect your child’s future. We have the experience necessary to put up a robust defense in juvenile court and to know how to protect your child’s rights. If your child is a first time offender, he or she could be eligible for alternative programs that could result in the charges being dropped.
Our defense attorneys have experience with the following types of juvenile crimes: runaways, shoplifting, smoking, theft, assault, battery, curfew violations, drug offenses, truancy, underage drinking, vandalism, sexual misconduct, gang related activities, property crimes, and traffic violations. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your concern, so please contact us today.