Detention for juvenile crimes is much different than detention for adult crimes in the state of Florida. While detention for adult crimes can mean time in a state penitentiary, the focus of juvenile detention is to rehabilitate the offender. The state of Florida takes a different approach to juvenile crime, hoping to prevent future instances of criminal behavior through rehabilitation, substance abuse programs, education, and mental health care.
How We can Help
The intentions of the state are honorable, but not always realized. When your child has been accused of a crime, they may still be subjected to the same abuses and mistreatment as adult criminals. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your family’s side to ensure you child is treated fairly, and provided with the help they need to free themselves from a criminal life.
The criminal defense attorneys at the Cochran firm South Florida acknowledge the circumstances that can lead to a crime. We also know that most juveniles deserve a second chance and a fair shot at true rehabilitation. We will fight to have your child’s charges reduced and to ensure the proper form of alternative sentencing is provided.
If your child has been accused of a crime in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myers, Florida, please contact the criminal defense attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule an initial consultation today.