When your child is facing criminal charges, it is likely you’re wondering about alternative options rather than jail time. You may have heard about programs that offer probation or rehabilitation to juvenile offenders, and hope that your child is eligible. What are the specifics of these programs, and how does your love one qualify?
Programs and facilities for juvenile offenders
Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice does offer probation programs that juvenile offenders may qualify for. Probation may include:
- Restitution/repayment to victim
- Letter of apology to victim
- Forfeiture of driver’s license
- Day treatment
- Community service hours
- Regular check-ins with probation officer
Don’t rely on the hope of probation alone
Probation or other programs can offer hope to parents of juvenile offenders. However, it’s important to know that the best guide is an experienced attorney. Many factors can impact what programs a juvenile offender is eligible for, and what they may be offered. The best thing you can do is contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Lee Viacava of the Lee Viacava Law Firm can offer guidance navigating this stressful time and can help you understand what to expect in terms of options for your specific situation to insure the best possible resolution for your family.