Juvenile Crimes

Fort Lauderdale Juvenile Defense Attorney

Representation for Juvenile Criminal Charges in Broward County, FL

If your child was arrested for a crime, you need a lawyer with the skill and experience to handle the case. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we are committed to helping parents like you protect their children's futures through effective juvenile defense representation. Juvenile crimes involve a unique set of complications not found in other areas of criminal defense, and contrary to popular belief, a conviction will not necessarily disappear when your child turns 18 years old.

Contact our office today to see how the Fort Lauderdale juvenile defense lawyers at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. can help you. We offer immediate and confidential consultations!

Types of Juvenile Delinquency in Broward County

The term "juvenile crime" refers to a broad range offense handled by juvenile courts.

Some of the common juvenile crimes in Florida include:

These crimes are not limited to juveniles (including underage drinking and DUI, which applies to adults less than 21 years old), but they are more common among young offenders.

Who is Legally a "Juvenile" in Florida?

In most cases, the court labels anyone between the ages of 10 and 18 a juvenile. There are exceptions to this rule, though, such as older juveniles who commit violent crimes or felony offenses. These cases may be tried in adult criminal court. In juvenile court, young offenders are offered special protection and provisions that are not available to adult defendants. For example, it is often easier for a juvenile to get an expungement if their case is handled in juvenile court.

How Hager & Schwartz, P.A. Can Help You

If your child has been arrested for a juvenile offense, time is of the essence. For this reason, it would be wise to get in touch with the defense attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. as soon as possible. Having worked as former prosecutors, our lawyers have experience on both sides of the courtroom. They also share decades of legal experience, so don’t want to give us a call!

Call our office 24/7 to schedule your immediate consultation with a Fort Lauderdale juvenile defense attorney. We can help you explore your legal options.


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    “Due to his hard work, the charges were never filed and case was dropped which is truly a miracle and we are so grateful for all his dedication. Should you ever need a defense attorney he is the person to contact, I guarantee he will not disappoint.”

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