As parents ourselves, we understand the anxiety involved when a child experiences trouble with the law. The consequences of a juvenile record, or possible incarceration, could jeopardize your child’s educational opportunities and future career options.
Our Orlando juvenile defense lawyers are fierce advocates for juveniles charged with crimes. A respected criminal defense attorney should have extensive experience with the juvenile justice system and know how to defend your child’s rights. Some of the juvenile offenses that we defend include:
Our experience as former prosecutors gives us insight into how the prosecuting attorney will prepare their cases which helps our defense lawyers better represent your son or daughter. Founding partner, William Umansky, is also actively involved in the juvenile court system and currently serves as a judge in the Orange County Teen Court program. An avid believer in the juvenile system, Bill is also on the board of directors for Teen Alternatives, Inc., which raises funds for children involved in the teen court program.
The punishment for a juvenile charge will often depend on the severity of crime committed, but some of the most common consequences include:
We use a systematic approach to the defense of juveniles. First, we try to keep the child from being prosecuted as an adult. Second, we defend a juvenile crime just as we defend an adult. We will try to get charges reduced or dismissed, and we always strive to have illegally obtained evidence suppressed.
Not only must your child be defended, but many times he or she needs intervention so that problematic behavior does not happen again. We can refer your child to services such as counseling, therapy or other services that may help get them back on the right path and without a criminal record.
The Umansky Law Firm provides aggressive defense counsel to first-time and repeat juvenile offenders. If your child is a first-time offender, he or she may be eligible for a number of programs, such as Teen Court, where they could get their charges dropped. Speak with one of our Orlando juvenile defense lawyers today.
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