Our Team of Juvenile Defense Attorney’s
An unfortunate reality of the world that we live in is that sometimes our children are in need of a juvenile defense attorney, just like adults. For whatever the reason, it is important that if you find yourself in this situation, you have someone representing you that knows the law and how the court system works for juvenile offenders. ASG Legal has been in practice for several years in Okaloosa County, and we can help guide you and your child through the tumultuous legal proceedings ahead of you. We know this is one of the most difficult time of your life and we are here to help.
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How Juvenile and Adult Cases Differ
The important thing to realize if you have a child that is facing criminal charges is that the juvenile court system is much different than the one set up for adults. Because of this, searching through juvenile defense lawyers can be difficult. Finding one with experience within the court system is paramount. Outside of serious offenses, juveniles are typically not held to the same standards as adults. Often a child will receive a sentence that includes probation, fines, and rehabilitation, in lieu of a jail sentence. An experienced juvenile lawyer will help you receive a more favorable outcome.
Due to the sensitive nature of the ages of the people involved, every case that is brought through the juvenile court system is thought to be unique and is handled on a case-by-case basis. The prosecution will take many things into account involving the charge your child is facing. Normally, they will factor in the juvenile’s age, remorse, prior criminal history, home life, and the seriousness of the offense at hand. It is not uncommon for cases to be thrown out all together.
The crimes that juveniles in Okaloosa County most typically face include:
- Minor Possession of Alcohol
- Simple Assault
- Possession of Drugs or Paraphernalia
However, we have seen an unfortunate rise in much more serious crimes charged to juveniles on a national level. In these extreme cases, it is not uncommon for the juvenile to be tried as an adult. As with any criminal defense proceedings, you will need to be well represented by a knowledgeable juvenile defense attorney.
Getting a Favorable Outcome with ASG Legal
Anytime someone is put through the legal system, it can be a scary and stressful experience. When it is your child that is facing these problems, the entire process is downright dreadful. Let the experienced juvenile defense attorneys at ASG Legal help you receive a favorable outcome for your child. The last thing you want is for your child to spend time in a juvenile detention center. We will do everything in our power to make sure that does not happen and can provide you with a defense that best represents you and your child. While every case will vary depending on the circumstances. Having a knowledgeable attorney by your side that can explain not only what is happening, but also what you can expect as the proceedings move forward will help put your mind at ease. Contact one of our experienced juvenile defense lawyers today at 850-863-4064.