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 juvenile defense attorney Fort Lauderdale 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 954-533-2756 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 a criminal defense 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 juvenile defense 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 954-533-2756. 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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