Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyer in Orlando
Providing Competent & Caring Legal Representation
If your son or daughter was charged with a juvenile offense, you may not know what to do next. You may be anxious about how such an offense will affect your child’s future. You may also be worried about retaining custody and control of your child. It is important to retain the services of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can address those concerns, provide explanations and advice, and ensure that the legal rights of your child are properly defended throughout the juvenile justice procedure.
At Parikh Law, our Orlando juvenile crimes defense attorney understands your situation and can give you the counsel and representation you need. Our firm has a reputation for outstanding legal service to clients facing all types of criminal offenses. We know how the juvenile justice systems works and can ensure that your case is handled properly and with the care it deserves.
How Does the Juvenile Justice System Work?
The first thing to remember is that the juvenile justice system focuses primarily on rehabilitation as opposed to punishment. Juveniles taken into custody also have certain rights, such as the right to remain silent, to hire an attorney, to be advised of what they are being charged with, to be able to review the evidence being used against them, to be able to face their accusers, and to have a trial.
When taken into custody at a Juvenile Assessment Center, a juvenile is interviewed by a counselor who will create a risk assessment report. This report will determine whether the juvenile will need to remain in a detention center or be released to his or her parents. If the juvenile is held in secured detention, it will be reviewed by a judge who will make a further ruling on the matter. Juveniles in detention will remain so for 21 days or until the case is closed.
After that, if formal charges are filed, the case will be subject to the ruling of a juvenile judge.
Many diversionary programs are available to juveniles that can include:
- Drug treatment programs
- Community service
Parikh Law can thoroughly review all of the evidence being used in your child’s case and provide explanations to you of possible defenses based on the facts and circumstances. We can then go on to defend your son or daughter before the judge.
Let Us Use Our Experience & Knowledge on Your Behalf
Our firm is here to help you and your son or daughter through this family crisis. With our knowledge of the juvenile court system, legal skills, and passion to protect, you will have peace of mind knowing that your child has the defense protection he or she needs.