Juvenile Crimes


While the juvenile criminal courts of Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach are much more lenient than their adult counterparts, any misdemeanor or felony charge can still severely impact the life of a young adult. Even a misdemeanor arrest for possession of cannabis or shoplifting can result in jail time, fines, community hours, and can impact educational prospects. If you are a parent whose son or daughter has been arrested or is under investigation for a crime, you need to act swiftly to ensure that he or she has the best criminal defense possible. In South Florida, that starts with a call to juvenile criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar of Fort Lauderdale’s Salazar Law Firm.

Juvenile Crimes in Florida

Strictly speaking, a juvenile crime can be any offense that’s committed by someone who is under the age of eighteen. There are certain crimes, however, that are frequently committed by juveniles and young adults. Some of these include:

  • Possession of Cannabis and other drugs
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Mischief (Vandalism)
  • Retail Theft (Shoplifting)
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Assault/Battery
  • Reckless Driving
  • DUI
  • Trespassing
  • Sexual Battery
  • Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Gang-related crimes
  • Dating Violence
  • Harassing Phone Calls

In many juvenile cases, criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar is able to have the charges reduced or dropped. Oftentimes, a troubled teen may be placed into a diversionary program that could help him or her turn around before things get worse.

Private Criminal Defense Lawyer

Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Salazar works with a restricted group of clients so that he can provide each case with the attention that it deserves. Don’t trust the future fate of your child to an overworked Broward, Palm Beach, or Dade County public defender who is under constant pressure to clear cases. Select an attorney who will work in your child’s best interests. At the Salazar Law Firm, you will only be presented with a negotiated plea if it is truly to your child’s benefit, and it will be your family that has the final say in the matter.

To schedule an appointment with a criminal defense lawyer with over two decades of experience in the Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade juvenile justice systems, call Michael Salazar, P.A. at (954) 278-8314.

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