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
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
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.