In Florida, juvenile offenses, such as drug possession and underage drinking can lead to serious consequences including fines and the loss of a driver's license. In addition, some traffic violations are charged as a criminal traffic violation in adult court. If your teenage son or daughter has received a ticket for reckless driving, for example, he or she could be charged in traffic court as an adult. Even more seriously, Florida is ranked highest in the nation in transferring juveniles to adult court, even for relatively minor offenses. This means that once the state decides to charge a juvenile as an adult it will stay on their record for the rest of their life and it is therefore crucial to have experienced representation to minimize or eliminate these harsh consequences.
In these types of situations, you need a lawyer who knows how to work with juveniles, who knows the juvenile justice system and who knows how to defend against traffic offenses and other criminal charges. You can count on the St. Petersburg, Florida, law office of Craig Epifanio, P.A., for skilled, knowledgeable and experienced legal defense of you or your child, whether the charge is DUI, petty theft, battery, speeding, a "Romeo and Juliet" sex crime or any other criminal matter.
Act now to protect your child's chances of a bright future. Call (727) 528-1859 to arrange for a free initial consultation to learn how attorney Craig A. Epifanio can assist you. You may also contact us online.Committed to Protecting Your Child's Rights
Before he became a criminal defense lawyer, Craig A. Epifanio had young friends who went through the juvenile justice system. He witnessed how they were treated by the system and saw how their lives were forever changed as a result. The experience affected him so deeply that he became a criminal defense lawyer in order to prevent that experience from happening to other young people.We Help Good People in Unfortunate Situations™
Whether your child made a mistake in judgment, got carried away and acted recklessly, or was found in possession of marijuana or some other drug, Craig Epifanio, P.A., has the experience you need for juvenile defense matters.Free Initial Consultation — Call Today
Call today to arrange for a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options with a former public defender now in private practice. Call us today at (727) 528-1859 or contact us online.