Defending Against Florida Juvenile Charges
Kids will be kids. They will goof around, pull pranks, do things they probably shouldn’t be doing while out with friends. And even though we probably did the same when we were kids, it’s tough as a parent seeing your child get caught up in something they didn’t intend.
And it’s especially heartbreaking when those mistakes result in criminal charges. Whether your child had a lapse in judgment and made a mistake, or merely found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, it is important to get them the best defense possible to do what’s necessary to avoid serious, long-lasting consequences.
A Comprehensive Defense
At The Law Offices of Elaine E. Lukic, my goal is to prevent criminal charges from ruining your child’s life. With over 20 years of experience, I understand that it is important to not only defend your child against the charges, but to also do what is best for his or her long-term interests — for example, keeping them out of the system if they are innocent and have not done anything wrong, or getting them the help or intervention they need if they have strayed from the right path.
I have successfully defended numerous children in both juvenile and adult court. I always have the best interests of the child in mind when defending them against such offenses as:
- Underage drinking
- Drunk driving and DUI
- Minor in possession of drugs
- Sexual assault
- Traffic offenses
- Theft and shoplifting
- Robbery and burglary
- Assault and disorderly conduct
- Other delinquent acts
Your Child’s Future Is My Priority
If your child is convicted of a juvenile offense in Florida, it can tarnish their reputation and create complications that can last into adulthood. Although the juvenile justice system is different from the adult criminal justice system, it is not necessarily more lenient. Indeed, adjudications (or dispositional orders) in juvenile cases can include incarceration, house arrest, placement or juvenile detention in addition to lengthy probation terms and imposition of hefty fines and court surcharges.
Don’t leave your child’s future to just any attorney. If your son or daughter has been accused of committing a juvenile crime, contact a lawyer whose top priority is protecting your child from negative consequences. Call The Law Offices of Elaine E. Lukic in Palm Beach Gardens at 800-478-8859 or reach out to me online to discuss how we can protect your child’s future.