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When juveniles are accused of committing crimes, they are subject to serious consequences. While the goal of the juvenile justice system is rehabilitation, you or your child’s future could be in jeopardy. 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.
It is important that you contact an attorney who has experience not only in state criminal defense but also in representing minors. The criminal justice process for juveniles is not the same as for adults; it is important that your attorney knows how to navigate the process in order to better your chance of securing a favorable outcome.
Contact Hubbs Law Firm for a free, confidential consultation. Our Miami juvenile criminal defense attorneys have helped minors facing serious criminal accusations. We understand what is at stake, and we are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your child.
Common Juvenile Charges
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.).
At Hubbs Law Firm, we represent minors accused of these and other crimes. We understand that it is a frightening and often overwhelming experience when you or your child is accused of a crime; we are here to provide you with the answers, resources, and representation you need.
We Are Specialists in Criminal Trial Law
At Hubbs Law Firm, our founding attorney is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar. This makes him an expert in all aspects of criminal trial law, including juvenile criminal defense. In addition, both E.J. and Erika Hubbs are former prosecutors. This has provided them with a unique understanding of how the prosecution works. They use this in-depth knowledge in order to help their clients prepare solid defenses to even the most serious of criminal charges.
- 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.
Attorneys E.J. & Erika Hubbs
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