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When your child is in legal trouble, your main focus is protecting their future. Reach out to a Tampa juvenile defense attorney at Hersem Law for the experienced legal help you need. 

Sometimes, our children make mistakes. They’re young. They test boundaries. They don’t think before they act. That’s understandable. Unfortunately, the police may not be so understanding. Maybe one of those mistakes resulted in an arrest

If you’re concerned about your child’s future, you need a Tampa juvenile defense lawyer from Hersem Law on your side. Regardless of whether they committed a crime, a conviction can affect them well into adulthood. At Hersem Law, we understand the difficulties this places on your family. We’re ready to help. 

The Impact of Juvenile Legal Issues in Tampa

In Florida, the juvenile justice system is aimed at rehabilitation rather than punishment. That’s the good news. But a juvenile record can have more of an impact than you might think—particularly in the future.

For example, juvenile convictions can get you treated differently as an adult. That means a juvenile conviction could make it harder to face certain charges as an adult. Also, some businesses will ask about a juvenile record when making hiring decisions even when they’re not legally allowed to.

While it’s true that the Florida juvenile justice system places a premium on rehabilitating those who have been charged with juvenile offenses, if you are a returning defendant who is continuing to break the law, the system is likely to start looking at harsher punishments.

Why Work with a Juvenile Defense Attorney in Tampa?

The effects of juvenile convictions don’t just disappear the day your child turns eighteen. In many cases, such offenses can follow your child well into adulthood. And while it may be tempting to try to skip hiring a defense attorney and build a defense on your own, that could put your child’s future at risk.

A juvenile defense attorney at Hersem Law can build a strong defense against juvenile charges. In many cases, we may be able to have your child’s charges reduced or even dismissed. Give us a call to get started today.

Defend Your Child with a Tampa Juvenile Defense Attorney from Hersem Law

Although your child might be well-behaved overall, there’s a chance that you might have found them in the back of a patrol car, which can be scary and upsetting. Worse, a juvenile conviction could hurt them for years after an arrest

Fortunately, you don’t have to face those consequences alone. Instead, a juvenile defense lawyer from our firm can help you and your child fight the charges and get the help you need. That way, you can focus on your child’s safety and future. 

If you’re not sure where to begin for your child, the attorneys at Hersem Law also offer free strategy sessions. We can discuss your case before you get started with us. That way, you know what to expect before you sign anything. 

When you’re ready, reach out to speak to your Tampa juvenile defense lawyer. Call us at 813-251-7291 or complete the online form below.