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Fight in School, Labeled a Delinquent
Criminal Law in Orlando and throughout Central Florida
Does Your Child Need a Lawyer For Being Involved In a Fight at School?
In the past it was not uncommon for children to settle their differences in a scuffle on the playground or behind the school. If you watch old movies or television programs, the schoolyard scuffle was almost a right-of-passage into adulthood, or at least that was how it was portrayed. Now, however, things are much different.
Children, as young as 12, who are involved in a school yard fight can have battery charges pressed against them and taken before a juvenile court. They can be labeled in their permanent record as aggressive or as a bully, and the implications will reach far into their adulthood.
School records contacting such information can prevent these children from being accepted into preferred high schools or colleges. If battery charges are pressed, these children will carry with them a criminal record until they reach adulthood and the records are sealed.
Conviction of these charges can lead to being held in a juvenile detention center for an extended period of time, or the child being forced to attend a different school. In some cases, the court can require mandatory counseling or medical treatment as a way to deal with the aggressive behavior.
Schools have taken a “zero tolerance” approach to any type of physical interaction between students. This includes simple things like a shove or a slap which can be considered an act of bullying.
It is very important to convey to children the seriousness of their actions. Pushing someone to the ground during a verbal confrontation can, in effect, stay with them for the rest of their lives. Being labeled as aggressive or physical can ruin their future, it is that serious. Typically, experienced Orlando criminal lawyers, specifically those that are juvenile lawyers, work on behalf of the accused child in avoiding that label from sticking.
Contact Our Juvenile Lawyers for Cases That Occur in Florida, including Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, and the rest of central Florida
It is very hard for children to act properly all the time. The fact is, they are still children. They are growing and learning and dealing with new situations and emotions each day. Some of these situations lead to anger, and this is where adults must guide them to stay in control so that it does not lead to physical interaction. If your child has been faced with crimes that may affect their future forever, please contact one of the Orlando juvenile defense attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm so we can fight to get the case dropped. Call us today at (407)228-3970.