Effective representation for minors facing theft charges
Now that kids across the state of Florida are on the verge of starting another school year, parents can finally breathe a sigh of relief. While some of this relief will certainly come from no longer having to make daily arrangements, the majority of it will come from the knowledge that their kids are in a safe place where they will better themselves and prepare for the road ahead.
As true as all this is, the reality is that the start of the school year may also see kids fall victim to peer pressure and/or be reunited with fellow students who don’t exactly exert a positive influence.
In the majority of circumstances, this results in nothing more than a round of bad grades or otherwise innocent pranks perhaps necessitating otherwise routine discipline by either the school or you, the parent. However, it can sometimes cross the line into criminal conduct.
For example, it’s not uncommon for kids to find themselves facing shoplifting or petty theft charges, or charges for something far more serious like burglary.
In the event your child is facing juvenile theft or property crime charges, it’s important to consider that the first offer made by the prosecutor may not necessarily be in the best interests of your child over the long-term, potentially affecting their ability to secure financial aid, serve in the military or even land a job.
At the Umansky Law Firm, we understand how frightening it can be when your child is charged with these sorts of offenses. However, we also understand that both prosecutors and judges are often very reasonable, willing to consider things like diversion programs, which upon completion result in the charges against your child being dropped.
To learn more about your options in these situations, as well as our experience, skill and dedication in all juvenile crime matters, please visit our website.