Juvenile Law

Law Office of Shorstein and Lee
305 Kingsley lake Dr, #701, St Augustine, FL 32092

JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS

Juvenile cases are those where the person charged is under the age of 18.

FELONY vs. MISDEMEANOR

Juvenile cases are handled by a Circuit Judge in Circuit Court. The only exception to this is that Traffic Misdemeanors (ie, DUI, Driving with License Suspended), which are handled in County Court by a County Judge.

Note that in certain cases, even if the person charged in under 18, the State Attorneys Office can file the case in Adult Felony Court. This is usually a decision not made by the State Attorneys Office. It is another reason why it is essential to contact an Attorney very early in the process to help ensure a case that may be filed in Adult Court stays in Juvenile Court. Our attorneys at the Law Office of Shorstein & Lee have successfully handled many Juvenile cases.