My approach to the practice of law is simple:
Your case will be as important to me as it is to you.
The first step is determining whether the prosecutor has sufficient evidence to prove each element of the offense in a criminal case that involves a child or teenager. I use a cutting-edge legal research techniques to understand the law. The next step is an investigation to uncover all of the facts that the defense can use to establish the teenager's innocence or mitigate any punishment.

The child needs an attorney for representation at a restitution hearing, especially in cases involving theft or property damage such as vandalism or criminal mischief. Often the victim in the case is seeking a much higher amount than the actual loss. A defense lawyer can be an asset in ensuring this hearing is conducted in a fair manner.

The court will often refer the case to the Juvenile Probation Officer for a recommendation regarding the child. When appropriate, I provide the Florida Juvenile Probation Officer with a complete biographical history of the child and mitigating factors that exist in the case so that more favorable pre-trial negotiations can take place.

Most importantly, I fight to protect the child from any long-term consequences that the prosecutor might seek to impose.Contact me today and I'll schedule a consultation so we can discuss the details of your case and best strategies to fight the charge. The free consultation is a "strategic planning session." From that meeting, you will know what you need to do as you fight for the best result in your case.

Role of the Defense Attorney in Juvenile Court Proceedings