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Fort Lauderdale Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Protect Your Future with an Aggressive Defense

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 delinquency lawyers at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. can help you. We offer free and confidential consultations!

Types of Juvenile Delinquency in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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!

Are you ready to speak with a juvenile justice lawyer? Call our office 24/7 to schedule your free consultation with a Fort Lauderdale juvenile defense attorney. We can help you explore your legal options.

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  • John Hager is one of a Kind!!!

    “My brother was arrested for a white collar crime on a Sunday evening. I have never had any experience with the law - have never even had a traffic ticket. You can imagine how scared and lost I was to ...”

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Real Results

  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Battery
  • Case Dismissed Armed Robbery
  • Case Dismissed Battery
  • Resolved Burglary Battery
  • Charges Not Filed Disorderly Conduct
  • Dismissed Domestic Battery
  • Dismissed Domestic Violence Battery
  • Dismissed Domestic Violence Battery
  • Charges Dropped Domestic Violence Battery
  • Charges Dismissed Domestic Violence Battery
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Why Choose Hager & Schwartz, P.A.?

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