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Category: Juvenile Offenses

Understanding Expungements and Sealed Records

Written by Moses & Rooth on July 26, 2016

When we are young, we tend to be wild and free. Most youth do not question nor consider the impact of that their actions presently will have on their future. However, youthful bliss and its carefree nature can leave you with life altering consequences. For instance when you…Read More

Juvenile Law Enforcement Decreases Throughout Florida

Written by Moses & Rooth on January 13, 2016

Fewer teens are getting pulled into and lost in Florida’s juvenile criminal justice system. Law enforcement officials at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice believe that appropriate and frequent use of pretrial diversion programs helped create this decrease in juvenile criminal arrests.

Diversion Programs Result in Fewer Arrests

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Facing Felony Charges as a Minor: Can I Be Tried as an Adult?

Written by Moses & Rooth on September 4, 2015

In most instances, an individual over the age of fourteen at the time of the alleged crime can be tried as an adult in the State of Florida. To be “tried as an adult”, rather than a juvenile, has serious implications regarding the charges that can be filed, the associated…Read More

Top 10 Most Common Juvenile Crimes in Florida

Written by Moses & Rooth on March 12, 2015
Orlando Juvenile Crimes Defense Attorneys

Kids will be kids, however, when your child’s actions end in an arrest, things can get serious quickly. A fight in school can lead to an arrest for assault and battery, a simple prank can end in a charge of vandalism, and experimentation or giving into peer pressure can…Read More

My Child Was Arrested For Vandalism; Now What Do I Do?

Written by Moses & Rooth on February 6, 2015
Orlando Juvenile Crimes Defense Attorneys

Everyday children and teenagers commit acts of vandalism that they many times see merely as goofing around or as a prank. However, if caught, these acts can cost the child and parents. Vandalism is largely a juvenile offense. The juvenile crime defense attorneys at Moses and Rooth can help…Read More

Bill seeks to address solitary confinement of minors in Florida

Written by Moses & Rooth on March 20, 2013

Much research has been done in recent years on the effects that solitary confinement has on inmates. Studies suggest that improper and over-zealous use of solitary confinement can severely harm inmates both mentally and physically. Florida is in a unique position to rectify some of these preventable wrongs. As the…Read More

Orange County Juveniles get a free pass

Written by Moses & Rooth on May 8, 2012

The Orange County State Attorneys office has finally implemented a juvenile program run by the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) allowing first time misdemeanor offenders an opportunity to avoid a criminal record.  Since July of 2011, over 5000 juveniles have entered into the DJJ civil citation program across the state…Read More