Juvenile Crimes Bonds Services | Rockledge
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One of the scariest calls any parent can get starts with, "Mom. Dad. I'm in jail." If your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, call The Better Bail to get them out of jail!
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Juvenile Crimes Bonds
If your child has been arrested, they'll be looking to you for help. The legal process for dealing with juvenile crimes differs greatly from the system for adult crimes, and this gives parents an advantage when it comes to getting their child home safely sooner.
Juvenile justice system seeks to rehabilitate and supervise young convicts with the end goal of helping them rejoin society as fully functioning citizens. Until 2013, juveniles could not bond out of detention centers unless they were charged with more serious adult crimes. Fortunately, the Supreme Court ruling Treacy v. Lamberti in 2013 cleared the way for most young arrestees to go home as they await trial.
What Happens when your Child is Arrested?
The juvenile justice system requires speedy action, meaning your child won't be sitting in jail for days waiting for a hearing. Juvenile detention facilities are run by Florida's Department of Children and Families, and a counselor will assess every arrestee to determine if they should be kept in custody or released to their parents. If held in custody, the juvenile must get a hearing before a judge in less than twenty-four hours, and if bond is denied, their trial must begin within twenty-one days.
At the first court hearing, the judge will determine if the youth is to be tried as an adult. Most juvenile crimes are charged as minors and go through the juvenile justice system, but more serious crimes like violent crimes, sex crimes, or other felonies can be upgraded to adult charges. If your child is charged as an adult, they are eligible for standard Florida bond depending on the severity of the crime. Call The Better Bail and get your child out of jail!
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Juveniles in the Adult System
For a juvenile to be tried as an adult for a crime, the prosecution must show the seriousness of the crime and make the case that the juvenile is a danger to the public. This is most common for repeat offenders and violent crimes. In the adult system, juveniles still have protections. The jail officials must keep the juvenile offenders away from adult offenders, and they can still only be held for six hours before being released to their parents or a DCF facility.
The minimum age for a juvenile to be tried as an adult is sixteen, and they must have been charged with a violent crime, a forcible felony, or a stolen vehicle crime that resulted in harm to an individual. If a juvenile is charged as an adult, they can be held until trial and segregated from adult inmates, or they can be bonded out in the adult system.
Bailing a Juvenile Out of Jail
If your child is kept in the juvenile justice system, they can only be held for twenty-one days before the trial. That period can still cause major disruption to your family's life and your child's education, and therefore, bond is available. High cash bail is unusual for juvenile detainees, as they are released to their parents. Call The Better Bail and ask for help!
The biggest factor in a judge determining to grant bond to a juvenile detainee is the recommendation of the DCF official. They will be looking at the family to determine if it's a safe and stable environment, and if the juvenile is likely to reoffend if released. If bail is set, it will be on the low end and a bail bondsman can pay it for a small percentage of the overall bail as a fee.
Juvenile court hearings are informal and the judge works with the DCF official and the parents to find a solution that aids the child's rehabilitation. It is common for a plea deal to be offered at the initial court hearing, allowing the offender to admit guilt and take a sentence of probation and community service. In those cases, bail isn't issued and your child can come home with you immediately if the deal is taken.
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