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Our state handles juvenile crimes differently from other types of crimes. The focus of the juvenile justice system in Miami is on rehabilitation rather than punishment. This does not mean there are not serious consequences for juvenile offenders. First-time juvenile offenders will face time in a juvenile detention center, mandatory courses and counseling, community service and other penalties. If your child has been accused of committing a crime, we strongly advise you secure legal representation from an experienced Miami juvenile crime attorney immediately. Our firm has helped numerous clients protect their interests by building hard-hitting defense strategies on their behalf. Our lead attorney was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list of 2010 and we have a strong reputation for being able to help juvenile clients defend themselves against all types of charges including truancy, trespassing, shoplifting, vandalism, underage DUI, theft, rape and other serious felony crimes.
There are instances when a juvenile could be tried as an adult depending on his or her age at the time the crime was allegedly committed, the severity of the crime, and whether or not this was a 1st time offense. Having a criminal defense attorney from our firm aggressive fighting for your child's rights will greatly improve the chances that your child will not be tried as an adult and will be able to avoid facing harsher penalties such as jail time. Our firm may even be able to help your child enter a juvenile diversion program which would allow him or her to complete the court-assigned punishment without obtaining a criminal record.
Being accused of committing a criminal offense can be very frightening both for your child and for you as a parent. If the charges are for a violent crime or sex crime, a criminal conviction could be devastating to your child's future. No parent wants to see his or her child put behind bars and given a criminal record at such a young age. We know you want to do everything possible to help your child. Before you agree to a plea bargain or attempt to settle on your child's behalf, contact a Miami juvenile crime lawyer at Seltzer Mayberg, LLC first. We are here to help you protect your child's future.Free Consultation