Melbourne Juvenile Crime Lawyer
Has your minor been arrested for an alleged crime in Brevard County?
As a parent, it is probably one of your primary goals to see your child live a prosperous and fulfilled life. Although it is normal for children to make mistakes throughout the confusing journey of life, some mistakes can lead to criminal activity. Unfortunately, these costly mistakes can also carry some sobering and life-changing consequences. If your minor son or daughter has been arrested or is facing juvenile crime charges, you should immediately consult our Melbourne criminal defense lawyer.
What to Expect After a Juvenile Arrest
The juvenile justice process is slightly different than the adult court process, but the repercussions of a criminal conviction can be very similar. Once a minor is taken into custody, he or she will be assessed to determine how, where, and to what extent the minor should be punished. Depending on the risk level that the court determines, a minor can either be required to await sentencing in a secure detention center or await the court disposition at home.
Unlike adults, juveniles may be facing the following outcomes:
- Dropped case, meaning the case will not be prosecuted
- Adjudication withheld, meaning the court recognizes that the minor committed a delinquent act but will place the minor on community supervision in lieu of punishment
- Adjudication, meaning the court finds the minor guilty of committing a delinquent act
- Commitment, meaning the court can either place the minor under supervision of the community or order commitment to a residential facility
Juveniles are often arrested for minor theft crimes, disturbing the peace, or underage drinking. At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., we take each of these offenses seriously and can offer you and your child an effective defense. As a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Attorney Casanova knows what type of evidence is needed to help protect your child from the heavy hand of the law.
Call Our Criminal Defense Attorney in Melbourne
Your son or daughter deserves the best possible defense after being taken into custody. As the future generation of our society, minors deserve to continue to move forward in life without the hindrances of a criminal record. We do all of the hard work and thorough investigation to create a compelling defense so that your child can fulfill his or her destiny as a productive, honest, and earnest member of society.
Call our firm today and schedule your free case consultation with our dedicated team of professionals. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call to speak personally with Attorney Casanova. Se habla Español!