Delinquency

The Role of the Juvenile Defense Attorney

“The juvenile defender is the only person in the court process that is singularly devoted to understanding, articulating, and defending the express legal interests of the child. When deprived of access to the effective assistance of a juvenile defender, these rights and protections are rendered meaningless. And without a juvenile defender to protect, guide, and inform them, youth are subject to the lifelong consequences of a juvenile adjudication. A youth’s juvenile defender must specialize in two unique areas: 1) adolescent development and communication; and 2) the intricacies of the juvenile court process.”

From Juvenile_Defense_Attorneys_A__Critical_Protection_Against_Injustice

Resources

Florida Delinquency Flowchart

Florida Delinquency Benchbook

Florida Delinquency Benchcards

Florida New Juvenile Defender Attorney Manual

Florida Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist

OBJECTION CHEAT SHEET

2015 Juvenile Case Law Update

2016 Juvenile Case Law Update

Florida Guidelines of Practice Delinquency