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Jacksonville Juvenile Defense Lawyer

According to Florida's Criminal Punishment Code 921.002, the primary goal of sentencing in a criminal case is to punish the criminal defendant. Florida considers rehabilitation of the criminal defendant secondary. However, In Jacksonville, Florida juveniles are treated differently. According to Florida Statute Section 985.02, the main purpose of the juvenile justice system is to protect the community. Additionally, the Jacksonville juvenile justice system considers it a high priority to prevent and reduce juvenile crimes. Florida law requires Jacksonville's juvenile justice system to implement programs that do the following:

  1. Focus on strengthening the the Jacksonville juvenile's family and allowing children to remain in their homes, instead of in Jacksonville juvenile facilities.
  2. Divert Jacksonville juveniles from the courtroom and into an intervention program.
  3. Provide rehabilitative treatment to Jacksonville juvenile criminal defendants.

When it comes to juveniles, Jacksonville focuses on protecting the community and rehabilitating the juvenile, not on punishment. The Jacksonville Juvenile Attorneys at Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC know that children and teenagers often make bad decisions. Those decisions can lead to a criminal record that can follow the juvenile for the rest of his life. When it comes to a Jacksonville Juvenile criminal case, it is important to act fast. A Jacksonville Juvenile Attorney will work for a favorable disposition in the case in order to protect the juvenile's criminal record.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a juvenile offense in Jacksonville or the surrounding areas, contact a Jacksonville Juvenile Attorney by email or call (904) 685-1200.

Visit our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog to learn more about Jacksonville Juvenile cases.

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After years of trying to protect my assets from creditors, I was shocked to find out that my assets were unprotected in ways I had never considered. Not only had I placed my assets at risk from my mother's creditors, but I had placed my assets at risk from other family members who were intent on manipulation. When my mother died, I discovered that a family member had changed my mother's estate planning documents. Mr. Goldman and his team were able to explain what went wrong and successfully defended my position in court. During the case, I learned that I could have had much better protection from family and creditors, thus avoiding years of litigation and undue familial stress. When it comes to protecting your assets and your family, I would highly recommend hiring Mr. Goldman and his team. Bill H.
As a real estate agent, I have been involved with many property transactions where I needed a probate attorney to help facilitate the transaction. I have used the services of Mr. Goldman and his staff over the last several years and continue to use them on a regular basis. His office has been able to navigate the court system and help estates sell their property quickly and efficiently. In addition, Mr. Goldman can help real estate investors structure trusts to protect their assets from creditors. Michael Starling
This office is fantastic. I was faced with a horrible situation and this office helped to put an end to the untenable situation. Ms. Kendal Schoepfer was always available before, during, and after office hours to answer any questions that I had. I highly recommend this law office to all. Tisha Brown
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