Melbourne Juvenile Crime Lawyers
“We need you to come down to the station,” the policeman on the phone says. “Your son was picked up for possessing marijuana.”
That is how many parents discover their child is in legal trouble. Naturally, they want to do everything necessary to protect their child from the juvenile justice system. Conviction on these charges will be disruptive and counterproductive to their son’s or daughter’s future.
At Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole in Melbourne, we work to shield young people who make (or are accused of making) one of these or other juvenile offenses:
- Shoplifting/petty theft
- Sexual offenses
- Gang-related crimes
- Underage DUI with alcohol or drugs
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Vandalism and graffiti charges
Whether a juvenile was arrested for a misdemeanor such as possession of marijuana or criminal mischief, or a felony such as possession of a controlled substance, burglary or grand theft, our attorneys will make sure that your son or daughter is well-protected.
We Move Quickly to Have Charges Against Your Child Dismissed
To provide quality defense, it is important to start early. Call our office the moment you know your child has been picked up. We handle cases all across central Florida. We know the practices of different courts, who the state attorneys are and how to deal with police.
Some parents insist on their children having a good lawyer’s phone number in their cellphones — just in case.
Make sure your children remain silent when detained by police. Nothing they say is likely to help them, but it may put them behind bars.
We will be with you through every stage of the process, explaining it to you and working for the best outcome.