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If your child or teenager has been charged with a crime, whether it is shoplifting, minor in possession (MIP), receiving stolen property, assault, drugs, guns, crimes of violence or murder you want to see that their rights are protected in juvenile court. Contact our Jacksonville offices to arrange a free consultation with Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., before you or your child speaks with investigators or police.

Juvenile crime accusations can trigger a lot of emotions, especially when the charges involve violent offenses such as assault, murder or sex crimes. It is important that the accused minor be represented by a lawyer who understands the system and knows under what conditions a minor can be detained in a lock-down facility.

Mitch Stone was an assistant state attorney assigned to the juvenile prosecution unit. This experience means that Stone knows what it takes to defend a child against criminal accusations.

We make a point of knowing more about the case than the opposition does. When representing a juvenile, we take early, aggressive action in an effort to prevent the prosecutor or grand jury from certifying our juvenile client as an adult. In fact, Mitch Stone recently succeeded in keeping a 15-year-old from being certified as an adult for possession of a firearm at school. His command of the defense, including the effective use of private investigators, led the prosecution to make an exception to its longstanding policy of charging every juvenile who possesses a gun at school as an adult.

Many times, we can convince the prosecutor to drop charges or find an alternative such as teen court. We understand the need to represent juvenile clients as diligently as we do our adult clients since juvenile crimes can affect a child's future.

A Minor's Future Is At Stake. Contact Us Today.

At Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., juvenile crimes defense lawyer Mitch Stone has represented juvenile clients in Northeast Florida, including the communities of Fernandina Beach, Green Cove Springs, St. Augustine, Baldwin and Mayport and Duval County, Nassau County, Clay County and St. Johns County. Call us at 904-396-3335 or contact us online.