Arrest and Detention of Juveniles

After being arrested for violating any law, the juvenile is take to a JAC (Juvenile Assessment Center), where the it will be determined if detention is required. When detention is necessary, the JAC staff will have to contact the parents of the juvenile, and take the child to the county’s juvenile detention center, where the crime was allegedly committed. After being detained at the juvenile detention center, the child has to be produced before the juvenile court within 24 hours of the detention, for a hearing.  Contact our Criminal Juvenile Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale to discuss representation options. 

“At this hearing the defense lawyer has to represent the child and provide grounds for his or her release, while the case is kept pending. If release is denied, the child is detained; however, the detention facility is only a temporary program until the case is resolved.” –Broward criminal defense lawyer William R. Moore Florida 

 Instead of making a formal arrest, in most cases involving third degree felony or misdemeanor offenses, the counselor of DJJ (Department of Juvenile Justice) will issue a “Juvenile Notice to Appear”, to the legal guardian, parent, or adult relative of the juvenile. This notice, directs the parent to detain the child and ensure the child appears for the arraignment.

Detention Hearing

“At the detention hearing, the judge will decide after hearing the defense lawyer and prosecution, whether the juvenile can be let free or kept in detention until the case is tried. The judge will consider the aspects of the case, and evaluate whether the juvenile poses any danger to the public or the victim. If release is not granted by the judge, then the juvenile can be detained for not more than 21 days at the center. In certain cases, detention can be extended to not more than 30 days. If release is granted, the judge can also order the juvenile, not to have contact with witness/s or the victim/s.” –FL Defense

If you or your child have been charged with a crime, contact William R. Moore, , which has experienced south Florida criminal defense lawyers with offices in Fort Lauderdale-Dade, Broward, and Fort Lauderdale Counties.  Criminal Defense Attorneys at our law firm handle all types of criminal defense, including DUI, assault, drug possession, and others.

Juvenile Defense Attorney William R. Moore

1 Financial Plaza Suite 2500
Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394
USA

(954)523-5333
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Broward County Office
1 Financial Plaza Suite 2500
Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394
USA

Contact Criminal Defense Attorney William R. Moore
(954)523-5333
williammoorelaw@aol.com
wrdefense@gmail.com