Juvenile Crimes

According to Florida Criminal Punishment Code 921.002, the primary goal of sentencing in a criminal case is to punish the criminal defendant. However, in Sarasota and Manatee counties, Florida juveniles are treated differently. According to Florida Statute Section 985.02, the main purpose of the juvenile justice system is to protect the community. Additionally, the Sarasota and Manatee juvenile justice system considers it a high priority to prevent and reduce juvenile crimes. Florida law requires Sarasota and Manatee juvenile justice system to implement programs that do the following:

1. Focus on strengthening the Sarasota and Manatee juvenile's family and allowing children to remain in their homes, instead of in Sarasota or Manatee juvenile facilities.

2. Divert Sarasota and Manatee juveniles from the courtroom and into an intervention program.

3. Provide rehabilitative treatment to Sarasota and Manatee juvenile criminal defendants.

When it comes to juveniles, Sarasota and Manatee courts focus on protecting the community and rehabilitating the juvenile, not on punishment. The attorneys at MSPerryLaw, know that children and teenagers often make bad decisions. Those decisions can lead to a criminal record that can follow the juvenile for the rest of his life. When it comes to a Sarasota or Manatee juvenile criminal case, it is important to act fast. The attorneys at MSPerryLaw., will work for a favorable disposition in the case in order to protect the juvenile's criminal record.

The lawyers at MSPerryLaw, handle all juvenile crimes including the following:

  • Underage drinking
  • Drug offenses
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Petty theft
  • Grand theft
  • Trespass
  • Sex offenses
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Criminal mischief
  • Vandalism
  • Possession of a weapon
  • Expunging/Sealing records

Call us now for a free consultation, and speak with one of our experienced lawyers to help with your juvenile case.