Tampa Juvenile Crime Attorney

Have you or your child been arrested?

A juvenile crime is a criminal act that is committed by a minor (person below the legal age of 18). In Florida, the most common types of juvenile crimes usually involve drugs, underage drinking, violation of probation, or violence. When juveniles commit criminal offenses, they can be arrested and be charged with a crime. They will then have to go through the juvenile criminal process, which can be very stressful for them and their families.

Unlike the adult criminal process, the juvenile criminal process focuses on rehabilitating the minor instead of punishing them. Many people believe that minors are more likely to learn from their mistakes in comparison to their adult comparison. Therefore, juveniles will often face legal consequences if they are convicted of a crime have to do with getting mental treatment, learning to obey rules, and adding structure into their day-to-day lives.

Representing Florida Minors

Having a skilled criminal attorney in your corner will play a major role in the way your juvenile crime case is handled by the courts. For instance, certain juvenile offenses will be prosecuted as adult crimes, with adult penalties. A defense lawyer will be able to negotiate with the prosecution in order to work to have those charges lowered. We at Thomas & Paulk are dedicated to helping minors who have been arrested or charged with a juvenile crime.

We help juveniles who have been charged with a crime in Tampa, Hillsborough County, and throughout Florida.

According to the law, numerous illegal acts are categorized as juvenile crimes in the state of Florida. When a minor has been charged with committing a juvenile crime, it is imperative that they consult a skilled attorney. A lawyer can get involved from the onset of the legal process and provide insight and direction as the person’s case progresses.


Additionally, a lawyer can negotiate with judges and prosecutors to possibly have the person’s criminal charges reduced, or in some cases, dismissed entirely.


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    You Have Questions
     
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