Juvenile Defense Your Voice Needs to Be Heard, Your Rights Need to Be Protected, Your Future Depends on It.

West Palm Beach Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Tenacious and Compassionate Representation

No parent wants to get the phone call saying their child has been arrested. This can be a very terrifying experience. You may feel like there has been a huge mistake and that your child is innocent; you may want to get angry at the police officer or the judge, or you may be in a state of shock or disbelief. All these feelings are completely natural. However, there is a right way to address the situation and a wrong way – the right thing to do when your child has been accused of a crime is to contact an experienced juvenile crime lawyer as soon as possible. This ensures that a knowledgeable professional will examine the facts of your case and build a strong defense to fight their harsh conviction.

Kids are going to make mistakes. However, if this mistake results in a conviction, it can impact the rest of your child’s life. For instance, it may be difficult for them to apply for student loans, get into a good school, pursue certain career paths, or even leave the country. You want your child to experience the world and more; as a result, you need to be sure their legal rights are protected. The Law Offices of Nellie L. King, P.A. has your best interests in mind and will work one-on-one with you to build a strong and compassionate defense for your child.

Facing Juvenile Courts in Florida

If your child is under the age of 18, they are considered a juvenile. Being a juvenile may work in your favor, as it means that the defendant will be facing a juvenile court where the mission is a little different than simply punishing the accused. Juvenile courts focus on keeping the public safe and rehabilitating the child. In other words, the courts will consider the needs of the child rather than just punishment.

The juvenile will most likely be placed in a probation program if convicted and released from a detention facility. Also, there is a possibility that, even if your child is convicted, the crime will not impact their record. This can occur if your child successfully completes a diversion program.

Emotional Support During This Difficult Time

Regardless of how you are feeling, you should not attempt to go through this on your own. As a parent, you want to protect your child in every way you can, but this is not always easily possible. Sometimes the best thing to do is step back and let an experienced criminal defense attorney take over.

Attorney Nellie L. King understands how difficult this can be for you and for your teen. She has represented countless juveniles and secured positive outcomes for them, such as reduced or not guilty sentences. She takes every case personally and makes it a priority to hear her clients’ stories; after all, everyone has a reason for acting. She will take the facts surrounding your child’s case and frame a strong and tenacious defense to fight for their rights, as well as create empathy around the situation. They are kids, after all, and kids make mistakes.

Contact the Law Offices of Nellie L. King, P.A. at (561) 220-2377 or online here for a free initial consultation today.

Why Choose Us?

  • Award-Winning Trial Lawyer
  • Nearly 25 Years of Legal Experience
  • Personalized Approach to Handling Cases
  • Well-Respected in the Legal Community

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  • Attorney King was my voice in the courtroom.

    “Her knowledge of the law, her courage while aggressively fighting for me, belief in my innocence and the ability to communicate with the jury were priceless in ensuring my freedom.”

    - V.C., Former Client
  • Top-notch, caring, and highly respected.

    “Nellie represented our son fiercely in her trademark "pit bull" style and won a landmark case in our county. Top-notch, caring, and highly respected are the qualities that come to mind when I think of Nellie King.”

    - Brenda Benson
  • Ms. King truly cares about her clients and the outcome of their cases.

    “Between her knowledge, hard work, and respect she is able to get her clients the best possible outcome in their cases. Ms. King is very knowledgeable in criminal law, she is hardworking and caring.”

    - W.G.
  • Nellie brings power and grace. She is the velvet hammer.

    “Sharp, tenacious, passionate, and totally committed to securing justice, Nellie King advocates tirelessly for her clients. Your case becomes her case.”

    - Leigh D. Hagan (Ph.D. Board-Certified Forensic Psychologist)
  • She is a true leader and one of the fiercest advocates in the legal profession.

    “Attorney Nellie King is absolutely unstoppable in the courtroom. Her skill and technique are matched only by her will and her drive. She is not afraid to zealously defend her clients and never shies away from protecting their constitutional rights.”

    - Jessica Yeary (Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer & Public Defender Elect, Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit)
  • Nellie is a DEFENDER!

    “Her concern for the turmoil of the client’s life, and its impact on their family, imbue every strategic decision she makes.”

    - Joe Guastaferro (Nationally Recognized Trial Consultant and Jury Selection Specialist)
  • A top-notch fighter who will protect their legal rights.

    “Nellie is one of the most dogged, detailed, dedicated, and skilled advocates that I've had the pleasure of working with in my 30-year career. Prosecutors undoubtedly cringe upon her entry into the case.”

    - Charles Mittelstadt (Criminal Defense Investigator)
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