Juvenile Offenses

Juvenile crimes are illegal activities that are committed by minors who are below the age of 18 years old. Juvenile charges are treated much differently than adult charges and are handled by the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court. There are a separate set of rules and procedures for juvenile charges and juvenile sentencing. 

Whether or not this is a child's first encounter with the legal system, Lance P. Richard, P. A. can help you understand your options. We understand the need to represent juvenile clients as diligently as we do our adult clients since juvenile crimes can affect a child's future. Lance P. Richard, P.A. has extensive experience in navigating the juvenile court system with minors charged with serious crimes and has defended numerous high profile juvenile cases. Lance P. Richard, P.A. has been interviewed as an expert in Florida juvenile law on CNN, MSNBC and Court TV. 

Criminal law problems affecting minors continue to have consequences for many years, even after their 18th birthday. There is a misconception that past transgressions go away after a child becomes a legal adult, but that is not the case. If you fail to have professional legal representation, the consequences could affect your child for years to come.

Lance P. Richard, P.A. represents juveniles charged with crimes involving: 

  • Drug Offenses
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Burglary
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Criminal Mischief and Vandalism
  • DUI
  • Juvenile Robbery 
  • Shoplifting 
  • Assault and Battery
  • Weapons Charge

If your child is charged with a juvenile crime, retain an experienced criminal defense attorney, Lance P. Richard, P.A. By retaining the services of a skilled Florida juvenile law attorney, you are ensuring that your child will receive the legal representation, advice, and counsel they need to their charges and protect their future. 

Lance P. Richard, P.A. handles Juvenile Offenses in Martin County, Florida; St. Lucie County, Florida; Palm Beach County, Florida; Indian River County, Florida; Okeechobee County Florida, and the following cities: Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Port. St. Lucie, Sewall's Point, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, and Okeechobee.