Juvenile Lawyer For His or Her Defense
Guy Seligman is a South Florida Juvenile lawyer serving Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County incuding the cities of Miami, N. Miami, Miami Beach, Hallandale, Davie, Cooper City, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Ft Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Stuart and Okeechobee.
Speak To An Experienced Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyer Now
Guy Seligman will fight for the rights of your child charged as a juvenile with a criminal offenses throughout South Florida. Let me help you gives to turn your child’s life around.
Guy Seligman has extensive experience handling juvenile cases such as: DUI, Theft, Drug Possession and Sales, Assault, Battery, Carjacking, Robbery, Gangs, Attempted Murder and Murder.” I offer effective and aggressive defense for juveniles facing a trial in either juvenile or adult court and the knowledge juvenile court proceedings require”.
About Juvenile Crimes and Charges
Juveniles under the age of 18 are usually charged with crimes that are handled in the local county juvenile court. The juvenile courts are separate from the adult criminal courts and are there to provide the special needs of children and teenagers charged with juvenile crimes. In the Juvenile court system you can expect an attitude aimed to rehabilitate, counsel and educate your child. The adult criminal courts are more oriented towards punishment. That is why we must attempt to get your child charged as a juvenile and not an adult if the age is borderline.
If your child is found guilty or enters a plea to a charge, a dispositional hearing or sentencing hearing will be set.
The juvenile court judge will sentence him or her in a manner appropriate to the crime and other circumstances related to them. The Juvenile Court has jurisdiction over your child until his or her 19th birthday.
What Type Of Sentence Can I Expect?
Incarceration in the Florida Juvenile System
An Adult Court Proceeding
The juvenile defense attorneys at Guy Seligman Law will attempt to negotiate alternatives to the Florida juvenile detention system.
Probation and community service is one possibility another possibility is commitment to DJJ under one of these sentencing programs:
Low risk programs that last from 30-45 days,
Moderate risk programs that last from 4-6 months,
High risk programs that last from 6-9 months, and
juvenile prison that lasts from 18-36 months.
We will attempt to avoid this.