The criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law represent juveniles charged with a vast assortment of crimes, including petit theft, aggravated assault, and burglary in Jupiter, Boca Raton and Royal Palm Beach. In fact, the firm’s practice is solely devoted to criminal and DUI defense, with its lawyers representing clients in both the juvenile and adult justice systems.

Notably, Jay Arnesen, the firm’s founder, is a former police officer who honorably retired after sustaining serious injuries during a near-fatal car accident while on the job. He now devotes his time and practice solely to defending citizens facing criminal and DUI charges. With offices conveniently located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Arnesen and his fellow attorneys appear in criminal courts throughout South Florida on a daily basis. Contact their offices anytime at 561-419-9630 for a free initial consultation.

As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq., Juvenile Defense Attorney

Juvenile Custody and Detention in Florida

Chapter 985 of the Florida Statutes addresses the wide variety of issues involved in juvenile justice cases within the State. According to Chapter 985, Section 255, a juvenile is entitled to what is known as a “detention hearing” within 24 hours after being taken into custody. At a detention hearing, the presiding judge will determine whether or not to release the juvenile, and if so, what conditions must be imposed to ensure the safety of the public.

Typically, a juvenile is released to the custody of his or her parent or legal guardian pending the next appearance in court. On the other hand, if the Judge decides not to release the juvenile, he or she will be held in the juvenile detention center for a period of no more than 21 days.

In very serious cases, the State can petition to extend the period of detention for an additional 9 days. These cases generally involve a juvenile who has been charged with an offense that would be, if committed by an adult, a capital felony, a life felony, a felony of the first degree, or a felony of the second degree involving violence against any individual.

Contact Jupiter FL Juvenile Custody and Detention Attorney Jay Arnesen for a Free Initial Consultation

With offices conveniently located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Arnesen can be reached anytime at 561-419-9630 for a free consultation about your child’s case.

Tell Us About Your Case

Jay Arnesen is a retired police officer turned criminal defense attorney who now defends clients charged with criminal and traffic (DUI) offenses in South Florida. With offices conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Mr. Arnesen appears in courts throughout South Florida on a regular basis. Protect your rights, contact experienced criminal defense lawyer Jay Arnesen anytime for a free initial consultation at 866-347-6296.

Arnesen Law, P.A.

Areas We Serve

Palm Beach County, Atlantis, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Delray Beach. Glen Ridge, Greenacres, Gulf Stream, Haverhill, Highland Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Manalapan, North Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, West Palm Beach


Boca Raton

1825 NW Corporate Blvd. Suite 110

Boca Raton, FL 33431

  (201) 556-1570  

Fort Lauderdale

633 South Andrews Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

  (866) 317-5164