Ocala Juvenile Defense Attorney
As a mother, Carrie Proctor understands a parent’s love for and desire to protect his or her child. Learning that your child has been accused of committing a crime naturally causes a high level of anxiety and stress. If your child has been questioned, detained, or accused of committing a crime, it is important to call an aggressive, experienced criminal juvenile defense attorney who is familiar with the system.
In Florida, arrested persons under the age of eighteen (18) years are generally treated as juvenile offenders. Offenses committed by persons under the age of eighteen (18) are generally prosecuted in juvenile court, with the exception of criminal traffic charges including the charge of DUI which are prosecuted in the regular county court division. The juvenile justice system focuses on the rehabilitation of the accused child rather than punishment. Although most juvenile prosecutions are resolved through diversion programs or a juvenile offender being required to complete probation, a juvenile criminal conviction may still have both short and long term ramifications. Some examples include school suspensions, driver’s license suspensions, the inability to receive financial aid, and disqualification from serving in the military. It is therefore important that an experienced juvenile defense attorney, review the specific facts surrounding your child’s case.
Carrie Proctor has over 17 years of experience representing juvenile defendants in Ocala and the surrounding area. She will protect your child’s rights and fight to keep your child out of custody, in school and without a criminal record. For a free consultation, call now.