West Palm Beach Juvenile Crime Lawyer
It can be a terrifying experience to know that your child has been arrested and charged with a juvenile crime. No matter how minor the charge, the court will sometimes make very quick decisions about what will happen to a child, often without consulting the parents. To help at this painful and confusing time, immediately contact our knowledgeable West Palm Beach criminal defense attorneys at Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A. to make sure your child's legal rights are protected.
Call (561) 349-4856 to arrange a free initial consultation.
Why Hire a Lawyer for Your Child?
Crimes committed by juveniles (children up to the age of 18) are tried in separate courts from crimes committed by adults and the rules applies can be quite different. Having your child represented by a lawyer with expertise in the area of juvenile crime will get them the best possible result for their case.
In the state of Florida, the main purpose of juvenile justice is to keep the public safe and to offer a child a chance at rehabilitation and a second chance. It is also the state's goal to have children who commit juvenile crimes remain with their family, if possible, and offer services to help them make positive changes. We will make sure the court considers the needs of your child and family.