If your child has been arrested, you probably have many questions. Most importantly, you may be worried about how you can help your child avoid any long-term implications. At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. we understand how important it is to safeguard your child's future and protect them from any severe consequences they may be facing.
With numerous years of experience, our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyers can provide the counsel and support you need during this trying time.
When you work with us, you can rest assured that we:
There are several important factors to understand when dealing with juvenile charges. First, there is no jury, only a judge. This can work to your benefit in many cases, as you can directly work with the judge to secure a deal or alternative sentencing agreement. You may be able to have your child in private counseling rather than a state run program or facility. You can also work out deals for house arrest, which would allow you as the parent to have more control over their discipline.
If your child is facing charges for the following, call on us:
Another reason why avoiding a conviction is important: it’s the only way to remain eligible to seal or expunge your child’s records. If your child’s record is expunged or sealed, it will limit the ability of most parties to access it. Expungement also frees your child from any obligation to mention their court record when asked by anyone other than a legal organization or law enforcement agency.
For example, unless they are seeking employment with law enforcement, no employer would be legally entitled to know about your son or daughter’s court case. This is only possible if they are not adjudicated (found guilty)—which means avoiding a guilty judgement may be the only chance at a normal future your child has. An expungement may open the doors for better housing, better jobs, and other vital opportunities.
Your child could be facing jail or prison time if they are charged as an adult, making it crucial that you have a skilled juvenile defense lawyer on your side. They could also face time at a Juvenile Detention Center, excessive fines, community service, and other penalties. Don't let your child's juvenile charges ruin their record or their future!
Take action today by calling our firm and scheduling a free consultation.