Miami Juvenile Law Attorney
Protecting the rights of youth in criminal prosecutions
Arthur D. Lake knows what is at stake when teenagers, students and young adults face serious criminal charges. Guilty verdicts result in penalties beyond mere fines, criminal detention or community service. Juveniles face the loss of college admissions, scholarships and job prospects. Attorney Lake works closely with young clients and their parents to achieve fair treatment when faced with the following types of criminal charges:
Defending teens charged with felony or misdemeanor crimes
Miami juvenile law attorney Arthur Lake makes sure to get all the facts so that an accused youthful offender receives the best possible criminal defense. This amounts to more than reading a Broward County or Miami-Dade police report; it requires independent investigation. For serious charges, a youth has no guarantee of being tried as a juvenile. It’s up to a judge to decide whether a suspect deserves the leniency of juvenile court. A juvenile court judge’s decision to retain jurisdiction or send the case to adult court depends on the totality of the circumstances in the juvenile’s life. Therefore, the defense attorney must gather as much information as possible to present the youth in a favorable light. Arthur Lake is willing and able to do the extra work necessary to ensure the best possible outcome in juvenile proceedings.
Defending students in school board disciplinary hearings
An in-school suspension or expulsion can have adverse consequences for a child’s educational and employment prospects, so the retention of a qualified attorney may be well worth the cost. An effective defense attorney stands ready to advise your child of his or her legal and constitutional rights when facing school board hearings alleging excessive absences, truancy, cheating, threats, disruption, bullying, weapons offenses, theft or burglary. Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, it may be possible to minimize the potential penalties.
Contact a capable and concerned juvenile law lawyer in Miami, Florida
Attorney Lake has the skills and experience necessary to effectively negotiate an effective resolution to a juvenile law matter. Call 305-378-1414 or contact the office online to schedule a free initial consultation.