Pensacola Juvenile Criminal Law Attorney
Minimizing Effects of Criminal Charges for Minors
In many cases, a criminal arrest can seem like a minor event to a young person.
However, an arrest is anything but a minor event. In fact, a conviction is a black mark that can limit a young person’s opportunities for years. That is why it is important for any young person to fight a criminal charge before it escalates into a situation that damages educational and job prospects.
Craig A. Vigodsky, P.A., defends young people across the Florida Panhandle against charges related to juvenile crimes, including:
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Underage DUI/DWI
- Possession or sale of illegal drugs
- Public intoxication
- Sexual assault/rape
- Harassment or terroristic threats
- Armed robbery
- Car theft
- Gun offenses
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A criminal arrest remains in a young person’s police record for years, whether or not it results in a conviction. Indeed, the record is visible to college admissions counselors, potential employers and others during criminal background checks. Further, a history of arrests and convictions can snowball, leading to harsher consequences for subsequent offenses and prosecution as an adult for more serious crimes.
Attorney Craig Vigodsky in Pensacola, Florida, is a former juvenile prosecutor who understands Florida courts and how they process juveniles. Because of this, he understands the grave consequences that arrests and convictions can have on the lives of young people. He also understands how to best represent juveniles, so they can avoid harsh punishments.
As your attorney, he will work proactively with law enforcement to avoid or reduce any proposed charges. If possible, he will work to have charges dismissed before trial. However, if a trial cannot be avoided, he will work to have your charges dismissed or to secure a reduced sentence.
Free Consultation for Juvenile Criminal Defense Clients
Retain Craig Vigodsky, and he will educate you about the law and the potential consequences you face, so you can make informed decisions. When appropriate, he will work to erase traces of your arrest or misdemeanor or felony conviction through an expungement.
To discuss your situation with a skilled Pensacola juvenile criminal law attorney, contact Craig Vigodsky online or call him at (850) 912-8520. He offers a free and confidential initial consultation to his prospective criminal defense clients.