Juvenile Theft & Property Crimes

Juvenile Defense Attorney

Property crimes like theft, burglary, car theft and shoplifting are among the most common crimes that juveniles are charged with committing. If the young person actually did commit the crime – and that’s certainly not always the case – it’s often because they were pushed into it by their peers.

Handling Serious Juvenile Charges

Many young people in the Florida juvenile justice system enter into plea bargains that may have serious consequences later in life, preventing them from serving in the military, from getting hired for some jobs or for getting financial aid for school.

The juvenile justice system is supposed to be concerned with rehabilitation of young people facing criminal charges. This means that a juvenile judge can “sentence” a juvenile offender to counseling or a therapy program, to an after-school program or to a work program if they are found guilty of theft, burglary or stealing a car. In some cases, the criminal defense attorney can persuade the state to send your child to a diversion intervention program, where upon completion, charges will be dropped.

Penalties For Juvenile Theft Charges

The penalties for a conviction on a juvenile theft charge are serious, but differ from adult penalties. In juvenile cases, the judge has more flexibility with which to assign consequences and determine them based on the specific situation. Some of the penalties a juvenile may be facing and resolution options they may have include:

  • Paying restitution to the victim (a person, store or other entity)
  • Confinement in a juvenile detention facility
  • Paying fines
  • Probation
  • Diversion programs to be completed and charges dismissed
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Community service

Juvenile Assault Case Dropped

The Umansky Law Firm recently represented a juvenile who was charged with assault in an incident that allegedly happened between her and another student while at school. She was arrested and faced 60 days in jail and a potential adjudication of delinquency, which could have followed her for the rest of her life. When our firm got involved in the case, we began negotiations with the prosecutor. We discussed the case to see if it was possible to avoid a potential trial. After discussing the matter at late for the prosecutor as well as with our client, it was clear th...Read More

Contact Juvenile Theft Attorney

Our Orlando juvenile defense lawyers have decades of experience defending young people in the Florida juvenile justice system. We’re here to protect your child’s rights and to help him or her receive the help needed to stay out of court in the future.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

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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