If you child is accused of a crime, a parent has to make a lot of decisions quickly. The most important decision is whether to hire an attorney for the child or allow the child to speak to a law enforcement officer without an attorney. Before you make that decision, contact an attorney for a free consultation.
Although the juvenile justice system is geared toward rehabilitation, law enforcement officers and prosecutors can be unforgiving and show little mercy when a child is accused of a crime. Don't take a chance with your child's future.
Instead, seek out the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney to learn more about the best options to resolve the case.
Attorney for Juveniles in Miami, FL
If your child was charged with a criminal offense within the juvenile justice system, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. E.J. Hubbs is experienced in represent minor children in the juvenile courts in Miami and throughout Miami-Dade County.
Your child has a right to remain silent, not make statements that are incriminating and to have an attorney at every stage of the case. Before you allow your child to talk with a law enforcement officer, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Call E.J. Hubbs at (305) 665-9040
The Most Common Juvenile Charges in Miami, FL
The most common criminal charges prosecuted in juvenile courts in Miami, FL, and the surrounding areas in Miami-Dade County include:
- Possession of alcoholic beverages by a person under age 21 (s. 562.111, F.S.);
- Possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis (s. 893.13(6)(b), F.S.);
- Use, possession, manufacture, delivery, transportation, advertisement, or retail sale of drug paraphernalia (s. 893.147, F.S.); or
- Disorderly conduct (s. 877.03, F.S.);
- Theft (ss. 812.04(2)(e) and (3)(a), F.S.);
- Shoplifting, retail theft and farm theft (s. 812.015(2), F.S.);
- Battery (s. 784.03(1), F.S.);
- Criminal Mischief (s. 806.13, F.S.);
- Trespass (ss. 810.08, and 810.09, F.S.);
- Loitering and prowling (s. 856.021, F.S.);
- Affrays and riots (s. 870.01(1), F.S.); and
- Resisting an officer without violence (s. 843.02, F.S.).
Detention Centers in Miami-Dade County - Visit the website of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice to learn more about the Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center located at 3300 NW 27th Avenue in Miami. The juvenile detention center in Miami-Dade County has more than 120 beds and serves young people throughout south Florida while being detained pending adjudication, disposition or placement in commitment facility. Educational services are funded by the Department of Education through local school districts.The average length of stay in secure detention in the Miami-Dade Detention Center is approximately 15 days.
Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department (JSD) - Visit the website of the Miami-Dade County to learn more about services for young people and families in Miami within the juvenile justice center. Previously known as the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC), the facility has served more than 195,000 minor children and juvenile arrests in Miami-Dade County.
Juvenile Justice Center in Miami, FL - Visit the website of the Clerk of Court in Miami-Dade County, FL, to learn more about the juvenile justice center located at 155 N.W. 3 Street, Suite 3318, Miami, FL, 33128. Find information about the juvenile courts.
Find a Juvenile Defense Attorney in Miami-Dade County, FL
If your minor child is under investigation for a criminal offense, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Miami, FL, at Hubbs Law.
Attorney E.J. Hubbs represents young people at the Judge Seymour Gelber and Judge William E. Gladstone Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse located at 155 NW 3rd Street, Miami, Florida 33128.
Find out more about the juvenile justice system and criminal defense at the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse, the Dade County Courthouse, the Coral Gables Branch Court, the North Dade Justice Center, the South Dade Justice Center, the Hialeah Branch Court, the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building, the MDC Children's Courthouse, the Miami Beach Court Facility and the Overtown Transit Village South.
E.J. Hubbs can help you understand the charges pending against the child, ways to avoid the typical punishments, ways to address the underlying problem so that no future problems occur, and how to protect the child from a juvenile record that can impact your educational or career opportunities in the future.
Call (305) 665-9040
to discuss your case.
This article was last updated on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
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