It can be terrifying and heartbreaking when your child is charged with a crime. To help at this painful and confusing time, contact the Goldberger Firm to help guide you through the process.
Crimes committed by juveniles (children up to the age of 18) are tried in separate courts from those where adult defendants are tried, and the rules applied can be quite different. With your child’s future at stake, make sure he or she is represented by a lawyer with an understanding of the juvenile justice system.
In the state of Florida, the main purpose of juvenile justice is to keep the public safe and to offer the child a second chance. There are a number of rehabilitation programs for juvenile offenders that offer an alternative to prison detention. Whenever possible, we will advocate for alternatives to detention and make sure the court considers the needs of your child and family.