Many parents mistakenly believe that juvenile criminal records are sealed and that a finding of delinquency will not stay with their child as an adult. Florida juvenile court records are not automatically sealed and can be used against you child up to three years after he or she turns 18. For many young adults, this means their juvenile crime record can come back to haunt them if they should run into the law again while in college.
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Juvenile Crimes Attorneys
If your child has been arrested for any juvenile crime such as a theft crime, drug crime, burglary, battery, or assault, it is important to talk with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to see what can be done to keep him/her from having a permanent criminal record. You should not allow your child to talk to police before seeking the advice of an attorney.
Call (407) 753-1312 to learn more about your legal options.
Avoid Adult Court
In Florida, more and more violent crimes, such as rape, and assault with a deadly weapon, are being tried in adult court if the juvenile is 14 years or older. If your child is tried as an adult, he or she will face adult consequences. This includes a permanent criminal record and possible jail or prison time. If convicted of a sex crime, your child could also be subject to lifelong registration as a sex offender. Hiring an Orlando criminal defense lawyer at Ali & Blankner will provide your child with the kind of powerful criminal defense team it takes to overcome serious criminal charges and avoid future negative consequences. Additionally, your child may be eligible to have his or her record sealed or even expunged.
Contact an Orlando federal crimes attorney at our firm in order to schedule your free confidential consultation to discuss your federal crimes charges and advise you of your legal options.
Sealing & Expungement
A motion must be filed to have a record sealed or expunged. Eligibility requirements for sealing a record include the following: receiving a withhold of adjudication, no previous guilty adjudication, and no subsequent pending arrests. During your consultation find out if your child is a candidate for sealing or expunging of his or her record. In many circumstances, a criminal defense lawyer at our firm will gladly file the paperwork and represent your child during the hearing without any extra fee (just the cost for filing the motion with the clerk's office).
Contact an Orlando Juvenile Criminal Lawyer Today
With more than 85 years of collective experience, the Orlando criminal defense attorney team at Ali & Blankner can handle a variety of crimes. We fight aggressively on behalf of our clients, as if they were a part of our family. In fact, we have been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for our commitment to excellence and track record of success.
Is your child facing criminal charges? Contact an Orlando juvenile crime defense attorney at our firm with the expertise your need to fight for your child's future.
Fighters & Advocates in the Courtroom
The criminal lawyers in Orlando at Ali & Blankner are aggressive advocates who are willing to do whatever it takes to obtain a favorable resolution. We are committed to defending your rights and protecting your future.
Prosecutor Insight & Knowledge
All of our Orlando criminal attorneys are former prosecutors and understand how the other side thinks. When you work with our team, you get a group of individuals who knows how to prepare and fight a winning case.
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With over 35 years of experience and thousands of clients helped, Ali & Blankner has the skills, resources, and determination to get you the best possible result.
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Our criminal defense team in Orlando understands the ins and out of the legal industry, and we have the infrastructure and resources to handle any case that comes our way. We focus on your case specifically to ensure we get the best result for you.