Juvenile Defense Attorney

As parents ourselves, we understand the anxiety involved when a child experiences trouble with the law. The consequences of a juvenile record, or possible incarceration, could jeopardize your child's educational opportunities and future career options.

Our juvenile defense attorneys are fierce advocates for juveniles charged with crimes. We have extensive experience with the juvenile justice system and know how to defend your child's rights. Some of the juvenile offenses that we defend include:

  • Juvenile Shoplifting and Theft
  • Juvenile Drug Charges
  • Juvenile Sex Crimes
  • Underage Drinking & DUI
  • Juvenile Assault Charges

Experienced Juvenile Defense Representation

Our experience as former prosecutors gives us insight into how the prosecuting attorney will prepare their cases which helps our defense lawyers better represent your son or daughter. Founding partner, William Umansky, is also actively involved in the juvenile court system and currently serves as a judge in the Orange County Teen Court program. An avid believer in the juvenile system, Bill is also on the board of directors for Teen Alternatives, Inc., which raises funds for children involved in the teen court program.

Penalties For Juvenile Crimes in Florida

The punishment for a juvenile charge will often depend on the severity of crime committed, but some of the most common consequences include:

  • House Arrest
  • Probation and Curfew
  • Loss of Driver's License
  • Random Drug Screening
  • Counseling
  • Juvenile Detention

Defense Strategies to Avoid a Juvenile Record

We use a systematic approach to the defense of juveniles. First, we try to keep the child from being prosecuted as an adult. Second, we defend a juvenile crime just as we defend an adult. We will try to get charges reduced or dismissed, and we always strive to have illegally obtained evidence suppressed.

Not only must your child be defended, but many times he or she needs intervention so that problematic behavior does not happen again. We can refer your child to services such as counseling, therapy or other services that may help get them back on the right path  and without a criminal record.

Contact a Juvenile Defense Lawyer in Orlando, Florida

The Umansky Law Firm provides aggressive defense counsel to first-time and repeat juvenile offenders. If your child is a first-time offender, he or she may be eligible for a number of programs, such as Teen Court, where they could get their charges dropped. Speak with one of our Orlando juvenile lawyers today by calling 407-228-3838.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Battery

Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed

Dismissed

Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication

Granted

Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped

VOP for DUI

Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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Recent Personal
Injury Settlements

$125,000

Scooter Accident

$275,000

Car Accident

$100,000

Car Accident

$300,000

Government Liability Case

$100,000

Back Injury

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