Juvenile Crime Lawyers in Seminole, Orange, & Volusia Counties
Compassionate & Tenacious Criminal Defense for Longwood Residents
Misdemeanor assault, battery, and burglary are often among the most common juvenile crimes committed across the U.S. However, facing any juvenile charge can be extremely stressful for everyone involved and The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. provides diligent legal advice and representation for juveniles and their families.
Call our Seminole County criminal defense lawyers today at 407-862-9222 for more information.
Juvenile crimes often involve:
- Teen sexting
- Underage DUI
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Curfew violations
Juvenile delinquents range from 10 to 18 years old and may face criminal charges, depending on the type of crime and other circumstances involved. At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., we know our clients are going through one of the most difficult times of their lives. Our team of Seminole County criminal defense attorneys strive to provide informative and stress-free representation for clients facing juvenile crimes.
The Juvenile System & Penalties
In most states, juveniles are treated legally different than adults under most circumstances. Courts tend to favor rehabilitation over punishment, but may impose harsh penalties on juveniles who are involved in serious crimes or who have previous criminal records. Age plays a factor as well, and older delinquents often face greater punishments and may even be transferred to adult court.
Penalties for juvenile crimes may include:
- House arrest
- Electronic monitoring
- Mandatory school attendance
- Mandatory curfew
- Community service
- Educational or counseling programs
Juveniles who are convicted of a crime may be incarcerated in a state prison, group home, or juvenile facility. Depending on the circumstances, they may be incarcerated in a juvenile facility until they become 18 years old and then transferred to an adult state prison. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, our Seminole County criminal defense lawyers can provide passionate defense in court.