When A Youthful Mistake Becomes A Crime
Kids make mistakes. They can also be accused of things they didn’t do. No matter what happened, one thing is true: If you or someone you care about has been charged with a juvenile crime, you need a smart, tough lawyer who can get results.
At The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., I am a former assistant public defender who uses in-depth knowledge of the law to protect my clients’ rights. I represent people accused of a wide variety of juvenile crimes in the Fort Lauderdale area. Are you worried about the consequences of a juvenile crime? Call my law firm at 866-435-4172 to set up a free juvenile defense consultation. You can also reach me by email.
Experienced Defense Against A Variety Of Juvenile Crimes
Just about every crime that can be charged to adults can be charged to juveniles. Juveniles can also be charged with age-based offenses — actions that are against the law just because minors are too young to do them:
- Underage drinking/possession of alcohol
- Possession of a fake ID
- Drug charges
- Theft crimes
- Drag racing
- Battery on a school official
- Resisting arrest
Minors do not usually need to worry about record clearing because juvenile records are sealed after a person reaches adulthood. However, crimes committed as a juvenile do count toward sentencing adult crimes. This means that a juvenile crime now can mean harsher consequences later.
That is why it is very important to work with an attorney who is serious about juvenile crime. At The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., I take these matters very seriously. I have always been a fighter and I fight hard to help you get the best possible results in court.
Why Work With A Private Attorney?
Working with a private attorney in a juvenile law matter can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. A public defender may be severely overburdened with cases, unable to give you the personal attention you need and deserve. While the services of a public defender may be free, you may end up paying the price later on.
When you choose me to represent your child, I remain accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I will devote time to review the facts of a case and prepare it for trial. Most importantly, I will take the time to get to know you and your child, and what goals you want to accomplish in your case.
Hire A Strong Juvenile Defender
If you or your child has been accused of a juvenile crime, from shoplifting to vandalism, consider a strong defense. Contact The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., toll free at 866-435-4172. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And consultations are always free and confidential.
- Traffic Tickets and Criminal Traffic Offenses
Many people do not realize the serious legal consequences that can come with traffic violations — but these things should be taken seriously.
- First Offender and Diversion Program
The benefits of obtaining an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible cannot be stressed enough.
- Drug Sale, Manufacture and Delivery
The Florida Legislature has made it unlawful for any person to sell, manufacture or deliver,
- Drug Trafficking / Minimum Mandatory Sentences
Penalties for drug crimes in Florida vary depending on the type and quantity of drug
- Prescription Drug Offenses
Florida has some of the strictest laws against illegal drug possession, manufacturing and distribution.
- Drug Possession
Florida law takes drug crimes seriously and, as your lawyer, it is my job to build a serious defense.
- Juvenile Law
Kids make mistakes.
If someone attacks you, you have the right to defend yourself.
- Early Termination of Probation
There are multiple reasons that people run into problems with their probation, and many of them are beyond their control.
- Fighting Against a Restraining Order
While a restraining order is often issued temporarily, it can have a long-term effect on the receiver.
- Obtaining a Restraining Order
As a victim of domestic violence, abuse, harassment or stalking, you have the right to seek a restraining order.
- Domestic Violence
Sometimes situations get out of control. Other times, false allegations are made.
- Record Sealing and Expungements
If you could have your criminal offenses sealed or erased,
- DUI Penalties
DUI Driving Under The Influence
The police are not your friends.
- Theft Offenses
At The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., I handle a wide range of theft crimes, from petty theft to first-degree grand theft.
- Sex Crimes
The benefits of obtaining an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible cannot be stressed enough
- Firearms Offenses and Violent Crimes
Florida weapons charges laws have become increasingly strict, and the potential sentences people face are longer.
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