A Proposal in the Florida Senate would expand that state’s law to offer amnesty to repeat juvenile offenders for subsequent nonviolent crimes. It’s an interesting approach that would be paired with services for the juveniles to help improve their lives (read the full article, here).
For many juveniles, a criminal conviction can start a downward spiral that leads to a future of problem behavior that can feel like there is no way out. This proposal in Florida is an example of a creative approach to finding a solution and addressing the root cause of criminal behavior, rather than adding more penalties.
Even though this example is in Florida, there are a lot of options for juveniles facing criminal charges, and their families. If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, contact us today for a free, no-obligation conversation about your case and what options may be available.
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