Juvenile Dependency Lawyer Sarasota

Dependency & Juvenile MattersCombining Family Law and Criminal Defense in Florida

Florida's juvenile court can be confusing and frustrating. Whether you are in jeopardy of losing your children because of neglect or abuse allegations or your child's future is at stake because of criminal charges, the right lawyer can help you protect your family and your rights.

At the office of H. Stephen Hillebrand, Attorney at Law, I have over 25 years of experience guiding families through Florida's juvenile law system. From juvenile dependency cases to juvenile "delinquency" defense, I will protect your interests and your family's future.

Keeping Your Family Together

Accusations of abuse or neglect can ruin a family. I want you to know that help is available. I will help you understand the process involved with getting your children back and work to protect your rights as a parent by:

  • Defending you against the state's juvenile dependency petition in court.
  • Persuading the state to create a case plan that allows you to keep your children even if the State is able to prove their allegations of abuse or neglect.

There are resources, including parenting classes and psychological assessment, that can help in your case. If your children have been taken away from you, I will do everything possible to bring your family back together.

Juvenile Delinquency Defense

Even though a juvenile record should be sealed, it can have lifelong consequences for your child. If your child has been accused of committing a crime, it is important to get experienced legal help as quickly as possible.

Attorney H. Stephen Hillebrand has extensive criminal defense and family law experience. This gives him particular insight into juvenile defense cases. He will work hard to protect your child's future.

Call 941-365-5900 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Sarasota office. I will explain the juvenile court process and how I can protect your family.