A juvenile arrest is a serious legal matter, so we make sure your son or daughter gets responsive, communicative legal support. We work hard to limit the damage of being arrested and use plea bargains (and other defense strategies) to minimize the impact of a conviction. If your child maintains their innocence, we gather evidence that supports their stance and aims to maintain their freedom.
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, our Ocala juvenile crime lawyer works hard to keep our clients’ cases in the juvenile court system and have their juvenile records sealed wherever possible. When you trust our team to handle your child’s case, we will carefully review the charges they face, protect their reputation in their school and community, and make sure they have the opportunity to create a bright future.
We Advocate for Juveniles Accused of These Crimes in the State of Florida
Juvenile crimes can run the gamut from graffiti and vandalism to more serious offenses, like drug use or possession. When we take on your case, we start by understanding the exact charge your child is facing and the possible penalties they could face upon conviction.
According to Juvenile Delinquency Benchbook research from 2021, in addition to vandalism, the most commonly reported cases involving youth offenders include:
- Drug possession
- Disorderly conduct
- Alcohol possession
When our law firm handles your child’s case, we start by understanding the charges they face. We also review the evidence the state has in its possession and the circumstances of your child’s arrest.
To consult with an experienced juvenile crime lawyer serving Ocala, call 855-686-6752
What To Know About Ocala’s Juvenile Detention Center
Young offenders in Ocala are housed in secure facilities, like the Marion Regional Juvenile Detention Center. This facility provides secure detention for juveniles who are:
- Awaiting adjudication
- Awaiting final disposition
- Assigned placement
While this facility focuses on education, mental health, treatment for substance abuse, and health care, they also separate your son or daughter from their family unit. Our goal during representation is to have your child released to your custody whenever possible.
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Trust Us To Protect Your Child’s Rights in Ocala
Juvenile defendants have a specific set of rights in Ocala. Because they differ from the rights of adults who face arrest, you may not know what these rights are or when they have been violated. We understand these rights, and we work hard to make sure your child’s rights were not violated at any point pre-arrest or post-arrest.
According to Florida Statutes § 985, potential rights violations that may lend leverage to our defense include:
- Your child was not read their Miranda rights and made omissions at the arrest scene.
- Law enforcement did not respect your child’s wish to have a lawyer or parent present during questioning.
- Your child was searched without a warrant or pulled over without probable cause.
Different rules may come into play if your child was under 13 years old at the time of their arrest and if their arrest was for specific crimes. Our law firm will review your child’s case and explain how any violation of their rights can be used in their defense.
Leave Evidence Collection to Us
Your child’s case will depend on the evidence the state has and the evidence we collect in their defense. The type of evidence we collect will vary greatly depending on the charges your child faces. We will compile and organize all relevant witness statements, photos and videos, and cell phone records.
The evidence the state has is important to your child’s case, and some of the evidence we collect will be used to refute the prosecution’s evidence. When we delve into your underage child’s case, we carefully examine the state’s case. We may also have the opportunity to depose the prosecution’s witnesses and further build your child’s defense.
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Trust Your Child’s Criminal Defense in Ocala to Our Law Firm
Our juvenile crime lawyer at Bogin, Munns & Munns never stops focusing on or fighting for your child’s future. When you put our law firm to work for your family, we listen to the details of your child’s arrest with compassion and concern without judgment.
We know no two juveniles, or their cases are exactly alike, so we work hard to create a custom defense strategy that minimizes the damage they face. Our juvenile criminal defense team will:
- Clarify the charges your son or daughter faces
- Clarify the state’s position and its evidence
- Locate and interview supporting witnesses
- Explain potential state and local penalties
- Compile and organize supporting evidence
- Provide legal support throughout your child’s ordeal
Our team will also make sure you and your son or daughter are given timely updates on the progress of their case. That way, you’re never “in the dark” about your legal options.
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See Why Criminal Defendants Trust Our Client-Focused Law Firm
When your future is at stake, you want your case handled by a law firm that is focused on fighting for you. Clients represented by our criminal defense lawyer in the past leave reviews like the following:
- Ryan Kirkpatrick: Matthew Boomershine and the whole Bogin, Munns & Munns team have been extremely helpful to me, especially in my time of need…Mr. Boomershine is a highly competent, experienced…attorney who is excellent when it comes to communication and strategy. I know that he truly cared about my case.
- Cinda Franklin: I would like to acknowledge the great service I received from attorney Matthew Boomershine. He handled my case from beginning to end with the greatest level of knowledge and professionalism…I will recommend them to all my family and friends. Thank you very much.
Read additional reviews on our law firm’s Google page and learn more about our compassionate criminal defense team.
Get Your Juvenile Crimes Case Review Today
If your son or daughter was recently charged with a crime, our law firm can fight to protect their future. Our juvenile crime lawyer helps families in Ocala build strong criminal defenses, fight to keep cases in the juvenile court system, and negotiate beneficial plea agreements.
When you are ready to fight for your child’s future, contact our case review team at Bogin, Munns & Munns today.