When a child is charged with a crime, this can affect negatively affect his or her future. As a parent, you want to make sure that your child is well-represented by a Pasco County juvenile crime attorney who will work to safeguard your child's best interests.
Our Pasco County juvenile crime attorney always takes into consideration options that can preserve the possibility of expungement so your child can enjoy a clean criminal record as an adult.
Attorney Todd Thurow can walk you through the juvenile justice system and find ways to resolve the charges without damaging your child's future. He is tenacious and aggressive when pushing for the best possible outcome. As a former police officer, he has a thorough understanding of how the juvenile justice system works and strongly believes in providing our youth with a second chance.
Call Thurow Law today at (352) 775-0775 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our juvenile crimes attorney in Pasco County!
Common juvenile offenses in Florida include:
Florida's Juvenile Court System is designed to handle cases involving minors accused of committing delinquent acts or offenses. The following is a general overview of how Florida's Juvenile Court System works:
If your child is facing charges in Florida's Juvenile Court System, it's essential to seek the guidance of an experienced juvenile defense attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and advocate for your child's best interests.
In Florida, a child who commits a serious crime may be tried as an adult. This means they would be subject to the same criminal laws and penalties as adults rather than the juvenile justice system.
Under Florida law, a child who is at least 14 years old may be tried as an adult for certain offenses, including:
When a child is considered for trial as an adult, the prosecutor must file a motion requesting that the case be transferred to adult court. The decision to transfer the case is ultimately up to the judge, who will consider several factors, including the seriousness of the offense, the child's criminal history, and maturity level.
If the case is transferred to adult court, the child will be subject to the same criminal laws and penalties as an adult. This means that they may face longer prison sentences and other consequences that could impact their future.
Whether Attorney Thurow is fighting for dismissal or seeking reduced charges, each defense is tailored to your specific circumstance using creative and well-prepared strategies. He works closely with parents, prosecutors, counselors, and other school officials to find the proper treatment to rehabilitate your child. His priority is always to keep your child out of jail. This can include advocating for diversion programs, counseling, rehab, community service, and other options.
Thurow Law serves clients all across the west coast of Florida, including but not limited to Pasco County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, and Polk County. Trust Attorney Thurow to put your child’s interests first. Please take a moment and talk to him about your child’s charges, your concerns, and your possible options. As your Pasco County juvenile defense attorney, he can meet you anywhere – in the courthouse or at your home – to discuss your case.
Contact Thurow Law today to schedule a FREE consultation with our juvenile crimes lawyer in Pasco County!
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As a former police officer, Attorney Thurow knows the criminal justice system.