Tallahassee Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer

For a minor, every part of the criminal justice system can be scary and overwhelming. The scariest part of being charged with a crime, however, is the potentially devastating consequences that a conviction can carry.

If your child has been arrested and charged, you need a lawyer who will aggressively represent him or her to help avoid the long-term damage of a conviction. A criminal record can make it harder to:

  • Get a job
  • Apply for school loans
  • Join the military

As parents, your car insurance premiums might skyrocket if your child is convicted of underage DUI. No matter what charges your child faces, the stakes are high.

Aggressive Legal Help. Compassionate Guidance.

At Hathaway Sprague Law, P.A., attorney Wayne Sprague knows that when it comes to juvenile criminal defense, it's essential to work strategically to achieve a positive outcome. It's just as important to be willing to be aggressive when the government intends to pursue charges.

Attorney Wayne Sprague has represented minors charged with many crimes in Florida, including:

  • Property crimes like theft and burglary
  • Vandalism
  • Assault and battery
  • Drug offenses
  • Underage drinking
  • Underage DUI

Some aspects of juvenile cases are similar to adult criminal defense. When there is evidence that police officers made illegal stops, unlawfully obtained evidence or otherwise broke the law, we can fight to get evidence suppressed and even get charges dropped altogether.

What makes juvenile defense different — and why you need an experienced lawyer on your side — is knowing how to negotiate with prosecutors for a fair outcome. When the government has a strong case but sees that a minor wants to move past a situation, it is more willing to offer diversion and other favorable alternatives to punishment. Attorney Sprague has experience working out deals for our clients to help them move past a mistake or misunderstanding as quickly as possible.

Get Help Now. Contact Our Firm Today.

To arrange a confidential consultation with an experienced Tallahassee juvenile criminal defense attorney, contact Hathaway Sprague Law, P.A.: Call 850-391-2884 (toll free 888-858-5404) or send an email through our website.