The law firm of Thomas G. Fallis, P.A. provides criminal defense services to minors in Jacksonville and the surrounding counties, including but not limited to potential direct filing as adults. If your child or underage teen has been arrested and charged with a crime, it is important to get legal representation as soon as possible. The negative effects of a juvenile offense can have a lasting impact on your child’s life. Having a dedicated defense attorney can make all the difference in reaching a positive outcome.
Contact us today for a free consultation to protect your child’s freedom.
Unlike the adult criminal justice system, the juvenile courts are designed to rehabilitate offenders, not punish them. Sometimes, however, juveniles are "direct filed" to adult court. This happens in cases where the defendant is a repeat offender OR (not and) has committed a serious crime.
The harsh and long-term consequences of a conviction are ample reason to get experienced legal assistance on your case, and our Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys have successfully walked many clients through the process of juvenile court.
From the moment your child or teen is arrested to the final hearing and trial, our lawyers will work tirelessly to make sure all the facts are collected to build a solid case. In juvenile court, a judge, not a jury, makes all the final decisions. Our goal is to settle all juvenile offenses out of court or through pre-trial diversion programs, where the first-time offender completes community service, counseling, restitution, or other sanctions with the charges dropped. If necessary, however, we are prepared to take your child's case to trial before the judge.
Our compassionate and tenacious lawyers will walk you and your child through the entire process and answer your questions so you know exactly what is going on with your case. Having been featured on many local and national news outlets, Tom Fallis uses his extensive experience to help his clients through some of their darkest days. George also uses his education and experience to benefit each client, so you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands.
Call (904) 637-4388 immediately for a free consultation if your child has been arrested.