Polk County Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorneys
Protecting Your Child’s Future
Juveniles who are charged with criminal offenses have much at stake. Not only do they face criminal punishments, but a conviction may also negatively impact their futures.
At the Kaylor Law Group, we believe everyone deserves a second chance, especially minors. Our attorneys do everything in their power to help our juvenile clients overcome their criminal charges, stay out of the adult system and move forward to a brighter future.
Over the years, our lawyers have represented juveniles facing a wide range of criminal charges, including:
- Drug crimes
- Theft crimes
- Sex offenses
- Assault and battery
- DUI charges
- Underage drinking
- Domestic Battery
Protecting Minors From Adult Consequences
In certain circumstances, the State may prosecute a juvenile as an adult. When a juvenile is over 16 or the charge involves a violent offense, prosecutors have discretion to “direct file” into adult system. The result: minors lack the protection afforded by the juvenile system and serve time in adult prison if convicted.
Florida prosecutors take a harsh stance on juvenile crime. The State leads the nation in the number of juveniles tried as adults.
Being tried as an adult also means your child will have a permanent mark on his or her criminal record. As a convicted criminal, your child may struggle to gain entry into college, be barred from joining the military and struggle to find a job.
The juvenile criminal justice system is focused on education and rehabilitation. The adult system seeks to punish. Protect your child, and his or her future. Contact the Kaylor Law Group. We will fight to keep your child in juvenile court, protect him or her from adult punishment, and ensure his or her record stays sealed.
Kaylor Law Group: Experienced And Effective
When you hire the Kaylor Law Group, you have three highly skilled litigators in your corner. Together Matthew and David Kaylor have more than 50 years of combined experience and have tried over 160 cases in court. We aren’t afraid to stand up to the government and fight for our clients’ rights.