If your child has been accused of a juvenile crime in St. Lucie, including Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West, Tradition, Fort Pierce, Lakewood Park, and other nearby areas, [firm-name] can help. Sometimes it is hard to keep our children out of trouble. When a child makes a mistake or is wrongly accused of a crime, it can result in a challenging and extremely serious situation. For parents everywhere, the thought of their child being arrested and facing severe legal ramifications is a nightmare and far from the vision they had of their child when they were born. Fortunately, there is hope even in these dire times.
Children only appear in front of a judge in court, rather than a full jury. This means that they need a particular kind of defense strategy, which only an experienced juvenile crimes lawyer can provide. If your child has been arrested for an offense as a minor, the St. Lucie criminal defense attorneys of The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. are here to help as you navigate these new and uncharted waters. Contact us today by calling 772-336-4357 and take the first step in protecting your child’s life and future.
Why Do I Need an Attorney in Juvenile Court?
Because your child only appears before a judge and not a jury, it’s a common misconception that they don’t need the same level of legal counsel that adults facing criminal charges do. An experienced and skilled defense attorney can greatly benefit your child by getting your case diverted and handled informally to avoid incarceration, preventing your child from being tried as an adult, and making a case for more compassionate and creative discipline solutions other than juvenile detention.
It is especially important to have a defense lawyer if the charges are serious and your child has a less than scrupulous criminal record. Failure to seek the legal advice, guidance, and representation of an experienced St. Lucie juvenile crime attorney can lead to very serious consequences that may result in your child being tried not as a juvenile, but as an adult. This can be extremely scary because if your child is convicted, they can be sentenced according to the adult state criminal court system which can lead to life imprisonment or even the death penalty. By working with an attorney has experience handling juvenile crime cases, you can drastically increase your chance of lesser punishments that could save your child’s future.
Why Choose Us?
Juvenile court is a very specific area of the law and therefore requires an attorney with knowledge of the system and experience handling these kinds of cases. At The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A., our team of attorneys and paralegals will work tirelessly to give your child the best defense possible, so they won’t suffer for being wrongly accused of criminal activity. Attorney David Golden has 25 years of experience and has a history of getting charges lowered or dismissed. He is well respected in the Port St. Lucie community and vows to treat you and your family with the care and compassion they deserve as you move through this trying time in your life together.
Cases We Handle
If your child has been accused of a crime and is potentially facing serious consequences, you need a skilled professional in your corner to help with the complicated legal process. A juvenile crime is any criminal act committed by a minor—an individual below the age of 18. Under Florida law, a minor who commits any crime involving drugs, underage drinking, violence, etc., can be arrested and charged. Some other common types of juvenile cases The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. handles include the following:
- Internet Crimes
- DUI (driving under the influence)
- Violent Crimes
- Drug Charges
- Theft Charges
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Offenses
Going through the juvenile criminal system can be extremely stressful and upsetting for families. And while the juvenile criminal process is typically more concerned with rehabilitation and helping minors learn from their mistakes and move on, there is still a risk of being tried as an adult and facing jail time. By working with a juvenile crime lawyer, your child will have the best chance at avoiding more serious punishments so they can get back to a sense of normalcy and a promising future.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. are dedicated to providing compassionate and fierce defense for children accused of crimes. Don’t let one mistake ruin your child’s life and future. Please contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. immediately to learn more about your child’s legal rights and your rights as a parent or guardian. Contact a St. Lucie juvenile crime attorney from [firm-name] at 772-336-4357 today.