Call the Cops on Your Kid and Now They’re In Jail

Many parents find themselves at their wit’s end dealing with their insubordinate children, especially teenagers. Every fight just seems to escalate as the tension between parent and child grows. Finally one day, it just becomes too much. Whether the child threatens the parent or worse, physically assaults the parent, the parent may not know how to react. At this point, seeing no other alternative, the parent turns to call the police, hoping that it will be just the disciplinary lesson their child needs.

Unfortunately for this desperate parent, calling law enforcement on his or her own child ends up costing more than a lesson when the child ends up being processed in the legal system. In Orlando and central Florida, it is part of an officer’s duty to step in and diffuse domestic situations like these. They often have no choice but to arrest an unruly child and take him down to the Orange, Seminole, or Osceola County Juvenile Assessment or Detention Center.

Has this ever happened to you? If an officer chooses to arrest your child he or she could then be booked and placed in a juvenile detention center overnight until a judge can hear the case. Once your son or daughter’s case is heard, the judge can hold your child over twenty-one days in a juvenile detention center, preventing you from taking him or her home. This is how easily one tantrum your child throws can turn into a messy legal affair leaving him or her at the mercy of the juvenile justice system.

Orlando Juvenile Defense Lawyers Fight for Your Child

Don’t let your child’s adolescent behavior turn into a costly mistake. He or she may face much harsher consequences than you intended as a parent. As the guardian of your child, you may know more about what your kid needs than the Department of Juvenile Justice. It is in you and your child’s best interest to keep disciplinary matters at home.

Your child’s entire future may be compromised because a difficult domestic situation got out of hand. A child who has had run-ins with the law can face obstacles as he matures. If your child is college-bound or hopes to be as he approaches his senior year of high school, he could lose his scholarships and may be denied admission into the school of his or her choice. The effects of juvenile charges can worsen as your child enters adulthood, especially if he or she faces future criminal charges as an adult.

At the Umansky Law Firm, our juvenile defense lawyers have experience handling juvenile cases and will work hard on your child’s case to prevent harsh sentences. If your child is a first-time offender, we can help him or her get into a diversion program such as Teen Court, RAPS, or PRIDE.

If you find yourself or your child on the wrong side of the law, contact an Orlando criminal defense attorney at the Umansky Law Firm for an immediate consultation regarding your legal rights. Most of the juvenile defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm are former prosecutors with over 100 years of combined criminal law experience who are now putting their knowledge to work for you. They especially believe in providing children with second chances. Please call 407-228-3838 today or contact us to discuss your case.

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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


Charges Dropped

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

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


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


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


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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