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Miami Juvenile Crime Attorney

Kids can sometimes be rebellious, and that’s to be expected, especially during the teenage years. But knowing that your child has been accused of a crime can be a frightening situation. Will they go to jail? Will they have a criminal record?

The juvenile justice system is different from the regular criminal justice system, but it is not more lenient. Children make mistakes, and sometimes these mistakes can lead to severe penalties, especially if they seriously injured or killed someone. Even if it was just an accident, Florida law can be harsh.

If your child has been charged with a crime, as a parent, protecting them is your main priority. At Asilia Law Firm, it is our priority as well. Contact a Miami juvenile crime attorney today for legal help.

What Happens Next?

After a juvenile is arrested and taken into custody, there are several things that could happen, depending on the severity of the crime. In extreme cases, the case could be referred to the adult court system. More than likely, though, the juvenile will be formally detained in a secure detention center for up to 21 days before their court hearing.

Once the case is in court, the juvenile may be placed in a community supervision program. The court may also pass judgment, placing the child in a secure residential commitment facility. If a juvenile is convicted of the offense, it will likely remain on their record permanently. They will need to take steps to seal or expunge the record.

A minor who is convicted of a crime can still face harsh penalties. These include imprisonment, probation, and community service. A minor could also be removed from their home and forced to live in a residential program. They could also be forced to pay restitution to their victims.

Common Juvenile Crimes

Young children and teens are likely to commit the following crimes:

  • This involves stealing goods from stores.
  • This refers to damaging or defacing property belonging to others, such as graffiti or destruction of public or private property.
  • Underage drinking. Consumption of alcohol by minors, including possession or attempting to purchase alcohol illegally, may be punished harshly.
  • Drug offenses. A minor can be arrested for possession, distribution, or use of illegal drugs or controlled substances.
  • This refers to physical violence against another person, which can range from simple assault to more serious forms like aggravated assault.
  • Weapon possession. This means carrying firearms or using them to threaten or harm others.
  • Traffic violations. This includes offenses such as reckless driving, driving without a license, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

Contact Asilia Law Firm Today 

A juvenile crime may seem trivial to some people, but there are still penalties involved.

If your child is involved in any kind of legal proceeding, they need a lawyer on their side as early as possible to make sure their legal rights are protected. It’s best to get a lawyer on your child’s side as early in the process as possible. A Miami juvenile crime attorney from Asilia Law Firm can help. To schedule a consultation, call (786) 420-3014 or fill out the online form.

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