No one wants to start his or her future with a criminal record, and so, the law office of R. Lane Lastinger, P.A. explore every option to keep the records of juveniles accused of a crime as clean as possible. Often, people don’t understand that a juvenile conviction can have serious, long-lasting consequences that can subject you to more serious penalties as an adult.
My office practices exclusively in matters of criminal defense in Pinellas County, Florida, and I have done so for more than 17 years. I have experience handling juvenile cases, and know how to work with the juvenile justice system to achieve the best possible result.
Exploring Every Option in Juvenile Crime Cases
The juvenile justice system is different in many ways from the adult system. It contains its own sets of rules, its own definitions and its own procedures. Just because a lawyer practices in criminal defense doesn’t necessarily mean he or she will provide effective representative in juvenile cases.
At the office of R. Lane Lastinger, P.A., we have been handling juvenile cases for more than 17 years, including matters of:
- Sex Crimes
- Drug Crimes
Whether you need to make sure a juvenile is not tried as an adult for a serious felony, or want to pursue diversionary options for treatment instead of jail time, I have the experience and the reputation to work effectively within the juvenile justice system.
Representation for Juvenile Crimes
If you are responsible for a juvenile who has been charged with a crime, contact an attorney who can be effective in the juvenile criminal justice system. Contact my office today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and find out how I can help.