Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.
Attorney Jack Mannion, a former prosecutor, has handled virtually every type of crime on the books in Florida. While juvenile prosecution typically has less hash penalties than its adult counterpart, there can still be serious implications that may affect your employment, marriage, freedom to drive, and the most extreme... loss of freedom. Call us at (407) 732-6040 to schedule a free consultation.