Juvenile Defense Attorney

You work extremely hard to protect your children and their futures. Unfortunately, they still make mistakes. A mistake such as a drug arrest can have serious consequences for your child. Any plea to a drug charge could result in a one-year suspension of your child's driver's license. It can also lead to the loss of eligibility for student grants and loans. If your child is charged with a drug crime in adult court, he or she can end up with a permanent criminal record.

Florida Juvenile Drug Laws

In Florida, possession of 20 or fewer grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor. Possession of even a trace amount of cocaine, meth or most other illegal drugs is a felony. Selling or delivering most drugs is a second-degree felony. Selling or delivering drugs within 1,000 feet of a school is a first-degree felony, subject to a three-year mandatory minimum prison sentence.

When a juvenile is accused of a drug crime, the case is usually handled in juvenile court rather than adult criminal court. Juvenile punishments typically include fines, community service and drug treatment programs. However, children can be tried in adult court, where they would be subject to adult penalties.

Can You Seal a Juvenile Drug possession Arrest Record?

Juvenile records are not as sealed as many would believe. If your child is arrested on drug charges in the future, those juvenile records would be accessible to prosecutors and could lead to your child facing more serious consequences as an adult. While some records do become sealed when your child reaches his or her mid twenties, it is advisable to contact a lawyer to discuss.

Defending Juvenile Drug Cases

If your child is a first-time offender, he or she may be eligible for a number of programs such as Teen Court or Drug Court, in which you could get the charges dropped. Our founding partner, Bill Umansky, is actively involved in the juvenile court system in central Florida and currently serves as a judge in the Orange County Teen Court program and on its board of directors.

Contact an Orlando Juvenile Drug Defense Attorney

At The Umansky Law Firm our Orlando juvenile defense lawyers are here to get your child the help he or she needs so that drug use is not continued. Our lawyers will work hard to ensure the focus stays on treatment and rehabilitation, not on criminal consequences that could affect your child's future career and educational opportunities.

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Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

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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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