The Volusia County state attorney’s office is weighing whether to charge two juveniles with breaking into a home. The two juveniles, a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy, were shot several times after breaking into a house and then escaping. The girl was shot multiple times while the boy surrendered after he was shot with an AK-47.
Astrid Vellon is a skilled attorney who has extensive experience in child custody cases. She will aggressively defend your child custody rights. She has worked with countless clients during her many years in the legal profession. She is a former senior attorney for the Florida Department of Children and Families and understands the differences between Chapter 39 and Chapter 61 hearings.
Jennifer Weaver is a skilled litigator and a fierce advocate for healthcare providers. She has represented clients in high-profile healthcare litigation, government investigations, and multimillion-dollar Medicare audits. She also co-chairs Waller’s Healthcare Industry Team.
She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. In her current role, she handles criminal defense, family law, and dependent issues, and practices Collaborative Family Law. Before joining the Volusia County State Attorney’s Office, she was a Firm Partner at Crutchfield, Albert, and Towery P.A., where she also prosecuted misdemeanor offenses.
In Volusia County, the arrest rate last year was 691, with 48,213 arrests of minors. The arrest rate was even higher when one considers the arrest rate for minors under age.
Jennifer Zust is an experienced prosecutor who served as a criminal prosecutor with the Volusia County State Attorney’s Office for nine years. Since leaving the state attorney’s office, she has been in private practice. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy issues and she represents individuals in bankruptcy proceedings. She has filed over 4,300 bankruptcy cases and has been involved in more than 100 trials.
The state attorney’s office is responsible for prosecuting criminals accused of crimes against children. The office is also responsible for reviewing incidents of use of force, determining whether criminal charges are warranted, and determining whether the death penalty is appropriate. Last year, Larizza fought a case against the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. In the end, the prosecution was successful.
The 7th Judicial Circuit is comprised of Volusia County and Flagler County. The state attorney is responsible for overseeing the legal system within the circuit and changing court policies. Larizza, a Republican, won the election with 62 percent of the vote.