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The Future of Your Child

When your child’s rights are hanging in the balance, our juvenile defense firm is prepared to fight to defend their rights.

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We Are a Top Juvenile Defense Firm

Proudly Defending Minors in the Orlando Area

At Alers Law Firm, we understand that it can be extremely difficult to learn that your child has been arrested. Fear and uncertainty does not even begin to cover the spectrum of emotion you can feel. Though it is known that youths often act out, whether in rebellion or otherwise, getting caught up in a run in with the law due to illegal behavior can be something that could be life-changing for a child. If your child has been arrested, or if your child’s future is in danger due to a juvenile crime, you must speak with an experienced Orlando defense lawyer immediately.

  • Attorney Chavelys Alers

    Bringing Peace of Mind Through Complex Criminal Matters

    Our founding attorney began a career in law out of a genuine desire to solve problems created by the justice system and complex legal situations. She started out as a former prosecutor but has since proven her allegiance to serving the people of Orlando fight against their criminal accusations. With every legal matter that she handles, Attorney Alers strives to obtain justice and produce favorable case results that our clients would be more than happy with. Her tremendous track record of success proves that she is accomplishing just that. When your freedom is on the line, Attorney Alers is prepared to protect what matters most to you and your loved ones.

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Juvenile Criminal Penalties

Most juvenile courts have a wide range of sentencing options, which are used primarily to punish juveniles who have been found “delinquent,” or guilty of violating a criminal law. This includes things like incarceration and non-incarceration options.

  • House arrest
  • Electronic monitoring
  • Sentence in a juvenile detention facility
  • Probation or community service
  • Extensive fines
  • In some cases, sentence to adult jail

Juvenile Defense FAQs

Your Questions, Answered

  • Questions

  • My child was arrested. Will he/she be put in jail?


    Because juvenile cases are handled differently, penalties typically will not involve jail. A juvenile may be faced with more serious penalties if the case is handled in adult court.

  • What types of violations trigger a juvenile arrest?


    Each state recognizes different types of violations as a juvenile offense. These can include things like curfew, truancy, liquor-related offenses, drug-related offenses, theft, and more.

  • What age is considered to be juvenile?


    Every state has different eligibility criterion, but most states recognize the maximum age for juvenile court as 18. Others can recognize 16 or 17 years, or as old as 19 years.

  • What is the difference between juvenile and criminal court?


    The juvenile system is much different than an adult criminal court, and therefore, the procedures are very different as well. Speak with an attorney to learn what to expect in your case.

  • Possible Case Outcomes

    Plea Agreement

    If a case remains in juvenile court, the minor can enter a plea agreement. This is usually based on the condition that the juvenile attend counseling or other alternatives.

  • Possible Case Outcomes

    Judge Diversion

    If a judge chooses to divert a case, the minor will need to complete a court-approved program. Failure to do so could force the court to reinstate the charges.

  • Possible Case Outcomes

    Adjudicatory Hearings

    Also known as a juvenile trial, a judge will determine if the juvenile is delinquent (has violated criminal law). A judge will determine the penalties if the juvenile is ruled delinquent.

We Hear Your Concerns. You Aren’t Alone.

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  • Is my child
    going to jail?

  • How serious
    is this?

  • I can't afford
    to pay the fines

  • Is this going on my
    criminal record?

  • Can you help?

  • They just made a mistake

We know what makes our clients lay awake and sleepless at night. Get the peace of mind you need. Call (407) 512-8250 to get the sound legal advice you need.

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