South Florida Juvenile Defense Lawyer

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
Jail time
Probation Periods

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.