As parents ourselves, we understand the anxiety involved when a child experience trouble with the law. The consequences a juvenile record, or possible incarceration, could jeopardizing your child's educational opportunities and future career options.
Our juvenile law attorneys are fierce advocates for juveniles charged with crimes. We have extensive experience with the juvenile justice system and know how to protect 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 prosecutors and police prepare their cases and help us better represent your son or daughter's interests. Founding partner, Bill 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
The punishment for a juvenile offense 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
- 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 just as we defend an adult. We will try to get juvenile 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 for services such as counseling, therapy or other services that may help them get back on the right path without a criminal record that may haunt them for the rest of their life.
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, in which your child could get the juvenile charges dropped. Contact us online or call 407-228-3838.
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