Juvenile Crimes Lawyer For South Florida
Charlotte County Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Juveniles
A teenager hanging out with the wrong crowd can quite often lead to being involved or charged with an alleged crime, even if he or she didn’t do it. Many teenage groups that have nothing better to do because of lack of a job or something productive in their lives can start down the road to bad habits. These bad habits can then lead to crimes such as stealing, vandalism or alcohol/drug abuse.
A juvenile crime is any criminal act that is committed by a minor (person under the legal 18 years of age). When your child or minor relative has been accused of a juvenile crime, it is important to take quick action to protect their record and reputation. Allowing a conviction to occur can lead to serious consequences for your child and their future. Obtaining the services of a qualified Florida juvenile crimes defense attorney is very important.
Attorney Bogle is a Florida Criminal Defense Attorney who works with clients in Charlotte County, South Sarasota County and the Arcadia area. With her extensive experience as a State Prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, she has helped numerous clients to successfully overcome their charges.
There are many juvenile crimes a minor can be charged with. As with any adult crime, consequences are severe and penalties and jail time can result if convicted. Some common crimes include: shoplifting, vandalism, petty theft, tagging (graffiti), assault, vehicular theft, drug offenses, DUI, gang crimes and sexual assault.
A minor convicted of a juvenile crime can expect sentences which include fines, court and legal fees, community service and probation. It can even occur that the juvenile is removed from their home and placed in a juvenile detention center. Depending on the severity of the crime, a juvenile is sometimes tried as an adult and can end up incarcerated in the regular prison system.
Finding the right attorney for you
Juvenile crimes can be a very serious matter. Failing to act quickly in order to defend your rights can lead to dire consequences. The attorneys at Bogle Law understand the severity of the situation and will help you through the juvenile court proceedings. To find out if we can be of assistance to you and your family, call us today.
If your child or a relative has been charged with a juvenile crime, contact Tauna R. Bogle, P.A. for skilled legal counsel.