Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile Crimes

A juvenile crime accusation can throw families into turmoil. What are the potential consequences for a juvenile offender in Florida? Will their crime affect their ability to lead a productive adult life? Will your child have to spend time in juvenile detention?

These questions and many more will arise if your son or daughter is accused of a juvenile crime. At stressful times like these, it’s essential that you have an experienced, sensitive and aggressive attorney at your side to advise and guide you through the often frustrating juvenile justice system. During over 20 years providing legal support to adults and juveniles accused of committing crimes, the Law Office of Zachary E. Stoumbos, P.A. has developed the expertise, experience, and personal relationships necessary to maintain your child’s freedom and prove their innocence.

If your child is under the age of 18, they will most likely be tried as a minor. However, serious crimes such as rape, murder or kidnapping may result in an adult charge. The Florida juvenile system, while similar in some respects to the adult justice system, is complex and has its own rules, regulations and customs. For example, the juvenile system opts for rehabilitation efforts over incarceration wherever possible. However, the rights of juveniles are the same as those of adults. Your child has the right to proper disclosure of charges, a legal defense, and a humane arrest. However, the juvenile system does not engage in jury trials.

If your child is arrested in Central Florida, they should behave as an adult would, refusing to answer questions without legal representation present, cooperating within reason without volunteering any information, and resisting search without a proper warrant. Juveniles who have been arrested should insist on having their parents and an experienced criminal attorney present before answering any questions or speaking about the accusation.

Attorney Zachary E. Stoumbos has vast experience in defending clients in the juvenile court system. This extensive experience can be brought to bear on a juvenile case involving investigation, honesty and savvy legal defense. Time is of the essence in juvenile cases – arm yourself with a competent attorney before appearing in court and protect your child’s rights and future. With over 20 years of criminal defense trial experience, his services will be invaluable and the only defense you and your family deserve.

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