Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile records used to be sealed, but that’s not true today. Disney and other employers can find out about juvenile arrest records. To protect your child’s future, contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

In the past, only police departments and other government agencies had access to juvenile criminal histories. Today, any employer or college can find out about a juvenile’s arrest record, resulting in lost opportunities for your child.

I’m Kissimmee criminal defense attorney Richard Nick Kelley. I defend juveniles charged with crimes in central Florida. You can contact me 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free initial consultation about your child’s case.

Over the past 40 years, I have successfully defended juveniles in delinquency proceedings involving all types of crimes in Florida, including:

  • Theft crimes such as shoplifting
  • Burglary and robbery
  • Underage drinking
  • Drug charges
  • Vandalism
  • Possession of a weapon on school property
  • Assault and battery
  • Sex crimes such as statutory rape
  • Murder

Depending on the seriousness of the charges, the state can elect to charge your child in adult court, where he or she will face adult consequences.

Success in resolving juvenile delinquency cases often involves negotiating plea arrangements with prosecutors. However, prosecutors often won’t offer your child anything if he or she is not represented by a lawyer.

Free Lawyer Consultation

To talk to attorney Richard Nick Kelley about a juvenile delinquency case, call 407-847-6259.