From Shoplifting To Minor In Possession (MIP), We Can Help

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If your child or teenager has been charged with a crime, whether it is shoplifting, a minor in possession (MIP), receiving stolen property, or assault, you want to see that their rights are protected in juvenile court. Contact our Jacksonville office to arrange a free consultation with a lawyer from Stone Lockett before you or your child speaks with investigators or police.

Juvenile crime accusations are always emotional issues, especially when the charges involve violent offenses such as assault, murder, or sex crimes. It is important that the accused minor be represented by counsel that 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. As a result of this experience Stone knows what it takes to defend a child against criminal accusations. has represented numerous juvenile defendants in cases involving firearms, drugs, and sexual offenses. She understands the impact that conviction for such an offense can have on our clients and their families. Together the attorneys at Stone Lockett make a point of knowing more about their case than their opposition. When representing a juvenile the attorneys at Stone Lockett take early, aggressive action in an effort to prevent the prosecutor or grand jury from certifying our client as an adult. In fact recently Mitch Stone succeeded in keeping a 15 year old from being certified as an adult for possession of a firearm at a school. His command of the defense including the effective use of private investigators led the prosecution to make an exception to their 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 work for the release of minors during their case, or house arrest as opposed to incarceration. 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.

At Stone Lockett in Jacksonville, Florida, juvenile crimes defense lawyers represent clients throughout the courts of northeast Florida, including the communities of Fernandina Beach, Green Cove Springs, Saint Augustine, Baldwin, and Mayport; and Duval County, Nassau County, Clay County, and St. Johns County, in defense against a wide variety of criminal charges, and statewide against federal charges.