JUVENILE
CRIMES

Being arrested or charged with a juvenile crime  in Miami or anywhere in the State of Florida is a frightening experience for a child and can be devastating to his or her reputation and future. A simple childhood mistake may result in sentencing either to a juvenile detention center or to an adult prison for serious felony convictions. In addition, a juvenile delinquency record or adult criminal record can hinder your child’s future educational opportunities and job prospects. If your child or teenager has been arrested or is being investigated for a juvenile crime in Miami-Dade County or anywhere in the State of Florida, it is imperative to contact an experienced Miami juvenile defense attorney like Chad Piotrowski to protect your child’s legal rights during police questioning, hearings, and during the trial process.

FLORIDA JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM PROCESS

If your child is facing juvenile crime charges, it is important for you to become informed about the Florida juvenile justice system process and your child’s legal rights in the State of Florida. Understanding the juvenile court process allows parents and guardians to better support their child and make informed decisions.  A knowledgeable and experienced Florida juvenile defense attorney can advise you of your child’s best legal options and walk you and your child through the Florida juvenile justice system.

CONSEQUENCES FOR FLORIDA JUVENILE CRIMES

When a child under the age of 18 is charged with committing a crime in Florida, the case is usually handled by Florida’s juvenile justice system. The primary focus of the Florida juvenile justice system is on the rehabilitation of youth offenders rather than on punishment. Rehabilitation may include time in a secure juvenile detention center, community service, and substance abuse services.

Not all juvenile crime cases go through the Florida juvenile courts.  Some juvenile crime cases involving certain felony crimes and repeat offenders may be transferred to the Florida adult court system.  When this happens, juveniles can be tried as an adult and therefore, be subject to an adult criminal sentence if convicted.  The primary focus of the adult criminal court system is punishment, not rehabilitation.  In some cases, being tried as an adult is beneficial to the child, because it entitles the child to a trial by jury, but only a qualified Miami juvenile crime defense lawyer can determine whether it is in your child’s best interest to fight a transfer to the Florida adult criminal court system.

MIAMI-DADE JUVENILE CRIME CHARGES

Experienced Miami juvenile defense attorney, Chad Piotrowski, defends children all over Florida against charges of juvenile crimes and juvenile offenses including:

  • Assault
  • Sexual offenses
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Shoplifting
  • Drug use or possession
  • DUI and underage drinking
  • Disorderly conduct
  • And more

SEALING YOUR CHILD’S CRIMINAL RECORD

If your child already has a criminal record, it is important to have that record sealed as soon as possible. In Florida, a criminal record can adversely affect your teenager’s entire future, and can affect his or her ability to find a job, maintain relationships, and even travel outside of the country. By having your juvenile’s records sealed, or expunged, you are offering your child a chance to enter adulthood without a criminal record hindering his or her opportunities.

HIRING A MIAMI-DADE JUVENILE CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEY

In order to protect your child’s future, it is important to seek the help of a skilled Miami juvenile defense lawyer as soon as possible. Former prosecutor, Chad Piotrowski, has extensive experience defending children against juvenile crime charges in Miami, Broward, Palm Beach, and elsewhere in the State of Florida. Call his office today to arrange a confidential review of your child’s juvenile crime case.

Our Clients

[There] aren’t that many people left in this world that give you[their] word and keep it. Chad genuinely cares about the problem at hand. Whether minute or something very serious you can sit back and relax, knowing you have the best representation available. I would recommend Chad to my family and friends.

– Client

(Jan 15, 2013) I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Chad when we were both supervising attorneys within the Domestic Violence Unit at the State Attorney’s Office here in Miami-Dade County. We successfully tried numerous jury trials together, and I always look forward to the opportunity of working with him again on any matter. Chad is a phenomenal attorney whose training, experience, intelligence and trial skills are only matched by his commitment to excellence. He is very trustworthy, hard working, and always uses his experience to get positive results for his clients without fail. As such, Chad’s stellar reputation amongst the legal community is very well deserved.

– Robin Pimentel (Worked together on matter)

I have known Chad as both a dedicated prosecutor as well as an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who regularly achieves well beyond his clients’ expectations.

– Thomas Mote (Fellow lawyer in community)

(Feb 7, 2013) Mr. Piotrowski is a highly skilled lawyer. He has an outstanding reputation with the judges. I endorse this lawyer!

– Frank Gaviria (Fellow lawyer in community)

(Jan 8, 2018) When i first contacted through email i was suprised and impressed that he was willing to call me to discuss the case at 10pm. He was honest and real reasonable priced and didnt use agressive sales and fear tactics like other lawyers use. He treated me fairly and not like a criminal. Was falsely arrested by miami dade narc cops for preworkout supplement that they claimed was opoids and 100% cbd hemp oil that they claimed is thc oil. Chad was agressive and moved quickly got this case dismised at the araignment for a reasonable price.

– Doug (Case dismissed at araignment)

(Oct 26, 2017) I called Chad on a weekend for a free consult, he was at the park with his family, he was hired on the spot as we spoke. We researched him online extensively, read reviews etc. During the months of anxiety, Chad would call/text to explain anything or address concerns and try to calm my nerves. He doesn’t act/talk strict & binding. He’s very hands-on, experienced, knows his work, 110% trustworthy, very out-going, straight-forward tells you as it is, crack jokes, and actually keeps in communication, which is very important, because being informed helps you to understand everything as you go along. So, here you have a lawyer who is not only good at law but is a people’s person, not like some unpleasant, overpriced ones out there. We recommend Chad to ANYONE. If you’re in doubt or worried about something, trust HIM! He was also very affordable and had a very convenient payment plan. CASE DISMISSED.

– Anonymous

(Jan 8, 2017) Chad is an excellent attorney. As a working parent I was not able to be at court to support my daughter while going through criminal charges. Chad was there every single time supporting my daughter by keeping her informed, by contacting her previous attorneys from out of State to reduce her case from criminal to civil. There are no words I can ever express to convey my gratitude.
Thank you Chad

– Carmen

(Jan 6, 2016) I had three trumped up felony charges over something that should have been a police warning at most and the prosecution really, really wanted to pin on me.
Chad went above and beyond both in how he treated me and how he handled the case. My life isn’t ruined right now because of him. He got everything DISMISSED while every other attorney i spoke to were happy to take whatever offer they were given, still leaving me with a ruined record.
Chad, thank you, hiring you was the best decision I’ve ever made.

– Raymond

(Dec 4, 2013) Chad was fantastic. I had a felony case, and as my first offense, I was scared and confused on the entire process. I am glad I choose Chad to represent me, after speaking with so many lawyers. He was honest and detailed from the beginning. He got my case dismissed.

– Anonymous

If you need a lawyer in Miami I suggest you go with Chad Piotrowski. He was very adamant about beating my case. He put in maximum effort into my case. He mad me feel comfortable and confident the entire way throughout my case. In the end he fought to get me the very possible outcome. I would definitely retain his services again and recommend him to friends and family. Thank you Chad.

– Julian Sanchez

GREAT! Experience
Mr. Piotrowski is very professional. Mr. Piotrowski represented my nephew and we couldn’t ask for a better attorney. There was never a call not answered, emails and text messages were always answered.
I would refer anyone to mr. Piotrowski I would trust him with anyone in my family. If you need an attorney I guarantee Mr. Piotrowski is the one!!!
Thank you again!!

– Salazar & Moreno Family

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