Will my child go to jail if convicted?
After experiencing the arrest of your child, your first action should be to retain an aggressive legal counselor. Florida has some of the nation’s harshest juvenile crime laws, and many prosecutors try to have the defendants tried as adults in the normal criminal courts. For these reasons, you cannot hesitate to enlist an experienced attorney to advocate before the judge to keep your child’s case in the criminal courts.
The juvenile court system typically seeks to rehabilitate the offender rather than punish them. This means the child may be sentenced to probation, community service, curfews, counseling, and other penalties that are meant to redirect the child down a law-abiding path. An attorney from our firm can seek to negotiate with the prosecutor to lessen your child’s charges or reduce the penalties, and we will always fight for your loved one’s rights and future.