Jacksonville Juvenile Crimes Defense Lawyer
Protecting the Rights of Minors in Nassau, St. Johns, Clay & Baker Counties
When a minor is accused of a crime, it is important to remember that they are not adults. The juvenile justice system is designed to rehabilitate young offenders, not punish them. However, this does not mean that the consequences of a juvenile crime are not serious. If your child has been accused of a crime, taking the matter seriously and seeking experienced legal representation is essential.
At McCormick Law, we provide aggressive defense representation to minors facing criminal charges. Our Jacksonville juvenile crime defense lawyer has over 10 years of legal experience and is prepared to fight for your child in court. We understand the unique aspects of the juvenile justice system and can help you navigate the process.
Call our firm today at (904) 353-0436 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our team.
Understanding Juvenile Crime in Florida
In Florida, a juvenile is defined as a person who is under the age of 18. When a minor is accused of a crime, they will typically be charged with “juvenile delinquency.” This is different from an adult criminal charge. However, the consequences of juvenile delinquency can still be severe.
Mr. McCormick and his staff were on top of things from the very beginning. He kept me updated as the case progressed. Always returned my phone calls and answered all of my questions. He went above and beyond anything we expected.- Janine K.
He has never failed to impress. I believe his experience as a former attorney prosecuting cases gives him extensive knowledge to defend the toughest case. I am most impressed with his professionalism, promptness, and dedication.- Donna S.
Russell McCormick is an excellent attorney. With Russell's professional expertise and knowledge, my son received a lesser sentence. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.- Carla B.
Mr. McCormick did an outstanding job representing my son, he’s always professional and response in a timely manner. Not only him, but Ms. Dorothy as well!- Victoria C.
Words can't even describe how awesome Russell B. McCormick is! He is simply amazing. He truly listens and cares, whatever your situation may be. My case was dropped and I'm just so thankful for what he's done for us.- Shawna L.
I cannot say thank you enough to Mr. McCormick and his team. Everyone was amazingly nice and professional and I always got a response in a timely manner. He was worth every penny so I didn’t have to face the court alone.- Amber H.
Russell is by far the best defense attorney in Jax. He did an amazing job with my case. Has the respect of the state's attorneys and the judges as well, which if you know how the law works is important for your defense.- Eric G.
Would like to thank Russell Mccormick and his firm for helping me yet again. His professionalism and daily updates were very appreciated. He won both my cases and I would highly recommend him.- Chad G.
How Long Does a Juvenile Crime Stay on Your Record in Florida?
When a minor is convicted of a crime, the offense will be added to their criminal record. This can have serious consequences for their future. For example, a criminal record can make it difficult for a minor to get into college or find a job. It can also impact their ability to secure housing or obtain a loan.
However, in some cases, a minor may be able to have their criminal record sealed or expunged. When a record is sealed, it is not destroyed but hidden from the public. This means that employers, landlords, and others cannot see the offense. However, law enforcement agencies and certain other entities can still access the record.