Juvenile Crime Lawyer in Miami
Helping You Avoid the Penalties of a Conviction
Florida law defines a juvenile as an unmarried person under the age of 18 who has not been emancipated by order of the court, or any married or unmarried person who is charged with a violation of law occurring prior to the time that person reached the age of 18 years. Crimes committed by juvenile offenders have decreased significantly within the past decade, but every year, approximately ten percent of all arrests within the state of Florida are arrests of juveniles. If your child is among these, it is crucial that you find a skilled Miami criminal defense attorney.
The court that tries the crime will depend on your child's age, the type of crime and whether your child is a repeat offender. This will also influence the possible sentence. An experienced Miami juvenile criminal defense attorney knows that having a juvenile's case transferred out of Juvenile Court to State Court will increase the chances of receiving a harsher sentence. Furthermore, if your child has a criminal record, he or she will have to disclose any of these offenses when applying to college seeking employment. The last thing you want is for your child to have a blemish that could interfere with an otherwise bright future.
About Seltzer Law, PA
As a former prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office, David Seltzer worked in Juvenile, County, and Felony courts. He gained experience prosecuting multitudes of juveniles for crimes varying from simple misdemeanors like truancy, vandalism and shoplifting to serious felonies such as assault, burglary and drug offenses. He understands the methods that the prosecutors use to build up cases and evidence against your child, as he did this on a daily basis in his former career as a prosecutor.
In 2010, our criminal defense attorney was named a Rising Star℠
in Super Lawyers® magazine. His zealous advocacy has led to successful results in cases ranging from simple assault to
attempted felony murder. Do not make the mistake of accepting an early plea bargain which may not be in your child's best interests before you speak with our firm. We are completely dedicated to litigation and will aggressively pursue all avenues necessary in defending your child's rights.
Some of the most common juvenile crimes we represent include:
Criminal Defense Attorney for Juveniles
Criminal charges could ruin your child's future, negatively affecting the ability to find a job, as well as an application to any college. At Seltzer Law, PA, our team of experienced Miami juvenile criminal defense attorneys will counsel you and your child on all of the options and the best course of action. Contact a Miami criminal lawyer today for a free, confidential consultation and we will promptly reply. Don't wait, your child's future depends on it.