Florida Teen Court Information
Teen Court is a diversionary program in Orange County for first-time nonviolent offenders. As an alternative to trial, Teen Court offers juveniles who are facing criminal charges a chance to have the charges against them dismissed.
At Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, our Orlando attorneys represent teenagers throughout Central Florida. We understand that teenagers can make mistakes that result in criminal charges being brought against them. The Teen Court program gives first-time nonviolent offenders the second chance they deserve.
Florida Teen Court for First-Time Offenders
In Teen Court, less serious cases are diverted from Juvenile Court. The defendants are given the opportunity to:
- Explain their criminal actions
- Be judged by a jury of their peers
- Take responsibility for their actions
A teen who participates in Teen Court may be required to:
- Do community service
- Write a report of the incident
- Make restitution
- Serve on the Teen Court jury
The program is designed for teens to take responsibility for their mistakes and rehabilitate their behavior. Once completed, the charges against the teen are dismissed.
Our attorneys understand that sometimes teenagers make mistakes that can result in criminal charges. We believe that first-time nonviolent offenders deserve a chance at rehabilitation, and we are dedicated to helping you, your son or your daughter obtain that second chance.