No, it does not mean that the media cannot publish your child’s name in a Juvenile Court hearing.  Juvenile Court hearings are open to the public unless closed by the court. The press is free to publish any information gathered at a public hearing. Florida law also permits the police to release the name and address of a child 16 years of age or older who has been arrested for a felony.

We hope you have enjoyed and learned from our short series on Juvenile Court and Juvenile Arrests.  The biggest learning, is that you should have an experienced criminal attorney at your side when facing Juvenile Court.  One bad mistake can create a ripple effect in the life of your child.  Now is the time to call Brandon Legal Group.