Southwest Florida Attorney Representing Minors
While the goal of the adult court system is to punish offenders, the juvenile system is designed to rehabilitate. However, minors accused of juvenile offenses still face severe penalties, including probation for an indeterminate period of time, residential treatment programs and even juvenile prisons. Further, a juvenile record can jeopardize a minor's future career and educational opportunities. An experienced lawyer can fight to minimize the impact on your child's life.
My name is Anthony G. Ryan. Since 2001, I have dedicated my legal career to defending clients. Designated as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar, I have extensive experience representing minors accused of felony and misdemeanor juvenile offenses.
Comprehensive Juvenile Criminal Defense
With more than 10 years of experience representing minors, I have detailed knowledge of the juvenile justice system. I know the rules and procedures governing these proceedings, as well as what resources are available to assist young people. I handle cases involving:
- Drug offenses
- Robbery and burglary
- Underage drinking
- Sex offenses and misconduct
- Assault and battery
- Criminal mischief and vandalism
- Weapons offenses
- Expungement and sealing records
Whether or not this is your child's first encounter with the legal system, I can help you understand your options. To schedule a free consultation, call my office locally at 941-306-3619 or toll free at 866-720-5758.
Protecting Your Child's Future
As your child's attorney, I will thoroughly investigate all the facts to present a complete picture of the situation to the court. I have vast experience with all aspects of juvenile offenses, including zero tolerance laws. My goal is to reduce the negative impact on your child through negotiation or trial advocacy. In the event the charges are unjustified, I will work to get them reduced or dismissed.
In some cases, generally involving violence and weapons, the prosecution can attempt to have a minor tried as an adult. In these cases, I will fight to keep your child in the juvenile system, away from the harsher penalties of the adult court.
Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney
To learn how I can help you fight a juvenile offense accusation, please request a free consultation. I represent clients located throughout southwest Florida, including Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice.
For your convenience, I schedule evening, weekend and off-site appointments on request. Spanish language services are available. Credit cards are accepted.