Why Juveniles Need A Juvenile Defense Lawyer

When children make mistakes that violate the law, they can face long-lasting consequences. As a parent, you are dealing with stress that can feel overwhelming, but you do not have to face this alone. You want a lawyer with extensive courtroom experience and the persistence to fully defend the charges against your child.

At The Law Office of Joseph R. Fasone, PA, we are known for our dedication to fighting for our clients. Attorney Joseph Fasone's responsive, highly-effective service has protected children facing charges across South Florida for well over two decades. Because of the unique nature of the juvenile justice system, retaining a defense lawyer with extensive experience in juvenile justice will serve your child's best interests.

How Juvenile Crimes Are Different

The juvenile justice system is distinct from the adult criminal justice system in many ways. Some of the distinct differences include the following:

  • Incarceration: Unless tried as an adult and then depending on your child's criminal history, your child will likely not face jail time. However, every case is different and depends upon the charge and the child's criminal history.
  • Treatment plans: In cases in which the child has no criminal history and depending upon the charge, Mr. Fasone may negotiate terms for a treatment plan with the state attorney's office. This alternative can leave your child's record clean for the future.
  • Delinquency proceedings: In juvenile court, there is no jury system. The judge acts as both the fact finder and the jury.
  • Juvenile cases are confidential: Pursuant to Florida law, juvenile records are confidential and you will not find these cases on the clerk's website.

Additionally, if your child is found guilty at trial, the judge determines a sentence which may possibly be used against individuals in the future.

Defending juvenile crime is a serious matter. Attorney Joseph Fasone will fully investigate all the evidence in the case. His experience, knowledge and commitment to your child's best interests will help reassure you and your family during this challenging time.

Talk To Your Lawyer Today

Attorney Joseph R. Fasone has the courtroom experience in juvenile justice to make a big difference in the future of your child. Contact our firm today to get a free consultation by calling 954-372-2447. Mr. Fasone answers every call personally and fights hard for your child's future. We serve clients across South Florida from our office in Fort Lauderdale.