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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.

Client Reviews
"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..." Michael Starling
"I've had Mr. Goldman do my entire estate planning as well as my gun trust. I highly recommend him and his firm. If you're planning a gun trust, trust no one else Mr. Goldman is one of if not the best versed on this topic." Howard
“Great service is an understatement. We bought several properties that Mr. Goldman handled for his clients. The communication and explanation of everything was terrific. I would definitely recommend him for all of your real estate needs.” Kassandra
“After struggling with 2 probate cases prior to hiring attorney Goldman I was extremely apprehensive during the hiring phase. Not only did Attorney Goldman assure me they could take care of this his office was wonderful. Jennifer was assigned to my case and she was wonderful and were able to guide another probate case I had saving me additional time and frustration. Highly recommend this office.” Debbie