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Sarasota Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer
Let Our Firm Protect Your Child’s Rights & Future
As a child, making mistakes is part of growing up. Unfortunately, there are some mistakes that violate Florida criminal laws and lead to serious consequences. Not only does a conviction in juvenile court can result in spending time in a detention center, but it can also cause significant damage to a child’s reputation and future.
If you or your minor child is in trouble with the law, the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, PA will make certain that your constitutional rights are protected, and that the focus of any penalties is rehabilitation rather than punishment. Our Sarasota juvenile criminal defense attorney offers comprehensive criminal defense counsel to minors who have been charged with offenses other than traffic violations.
Our firm handles cases involving:
- Alcohol or drug charges, from minors in possession to drunk driving to possession, sale or trafficking of controlled substances
- Theft offenses such as shoplifting, grand or petty larceny, burglary or robbery
- Violent crimes, including sex offenses, assault and battery, and even homicide
- Destruction of property or similar charges such as vandalism
- So-called “status offenses” such as truancy
Juvenile Justice System in Florida
Juvenile court has jurisdiction over crimes committed before a minor’s 18th birthday. The focus of the juvenile court system is on rehabilitation, which means first-time offenders are often eligible for pre-trial diversion programs, which include counseling, community service, restitution, and other conditions. Completion of a diversion program will lead to the dismissal of your case.
On the other hand, adult court is designed to punish, rather than rehabilitate. Children as young as 14 years of age can be tried as adults if they are accused of certain violent crimes and sex crimes (e.g. murder, sexual assault, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, etc.). A conviction in adult court will result in imprisonment.
Let a Sarasota Juvenile Defense Attorney Fight for Your Freedom
Our firm will make certain that you are afforded every opportunity for diversionary programs, including substance abuse counseling. We will be your advocate in any proceedings in the juvenile courts, but will also represent you if the court decides to send your case to the adult court. Our Sarasota juvenile criminal defense lawyer is ready to protect you or your child’s rights and future.
Contact us today to learn more about the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, PA.
Not Guilty Verdict 2016 CF 004875 NC – Life Felony Second Degree Murder
Not Guilty Verdict 2017 CF 000169 – Life Felony Armed Robbery
Successful Resolution 2017 CF 002479 AX – 15 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
Not Guilty Verdict 2017 MM 11498 – Misdemeanor Battery and Misdemeanor Sex Offense -Unnatural and Lascivious Act
Case Dismissed 2018 CF 000323 – Two Counts Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older
Case Dismissed 2018 CF 002675 AX–Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older
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