Speedy Release for Juveniles
The legal process for juveniles can seem strange and opaque for those not familiar with it. Unlike the adult justice system, which exists to punish and deter, the juvenile jail system strives to rehabilitate, treat, and supervise offenders. This key distinction explains the lack of bail in the juvenile justice system. Prior to 2013, only a child tried as an adult could bond out of a detention center.
Now, thanks to the decision in Treacy v. Lamberti, juveniles can bond out of detention just like adults. At Ammediate Bail Bonds we work for juveniles to ensure their speedy release prior to trial. If your child needs help with juvenile bail bonds in Cocoa, FL, give us a call today at (321) 631-2663.
Juvenile Jail in Florida
In Florida, the Department of Children and Families maintains DCF detention facilities for juvenile offenders. The process for detention depends on an intake hearing conducted with a DCF intake counselor. This counselor will determine whether a child needs secure detention in a facility, non-secure detention in a residential facility, or home detention. If placed in a facility, a child cannot be detained for more than 24 hours without a hearing before a judge. If a child remains in detention, his or her trial must begin with 21 days. Ammediate Bail Bonds can save children and families the stress of this detention through a juvenile bail bond.
Juveniles in the Adult System
After arrest, a child can only be held in a county jail for six hours. Throughout this time, jail officials must keep the child separated from adult offenders via both sight and sound. At the end of this six-hour period, the child must be released either to the parents/guardians or DCF officials.
In certain cases, a child may be tried as an adult. This usually occurs because of the severity of a crime, but can also happen if the child requests an adult trial. Children due for trial as adults get the same bail privileges. At Ammediate Bail Bonds, we offer juvenile bail bonds for charges of DUI, violent crimes, and numerous other charges.
We’re Here to Help
No parent wants to see their child remain in custody. At Ammediate Bail Bonds, we’re here to help. If your child remains in detention, reach out to us for juvenile bail bonds in Cocoa, FL. Call us at (321) 631-2663 once bail gets set for a speedy release.
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