Houston Juvenile Crimes Lawyer
As a parent, knowing your child is in trouble with the law can be more than disheartening, it can be frightening and overwhelming as well. A juvenile who is being charged with a crime in the state of Texas may be entering into a complex world that feels like no less than a bureaucratic and legal maze. To those unfamiliar with such territory, navigating through the system of juvenile court officials, correctional facilities, counselors, and the rest of those in the juvenile justice system can be intimidating, and because the system tends to move faster than the adult system, can leave your head spinning. Our Houston juvenile defense lawyer may be able to help.
When a minor between the age or 10 and 16 years is charged with a crime, he or she is treated differently than an adult would be. Chiefly, the goal when it comes to juvenile offenders is rehabilitation rather than punishment. If, however, the crime is a serious one and the child is over the age of 14, the minor can be charged as an adult. If that occurs, the penalties can be much more severe and sentences will certainly be longer especially when it comes to felony offenses. Examples of such cases might be in cases of assault, murder, or any kind of crime committed with a deadly weapon involved.
Don’t Let a Juvenile Crime be the End of Your Child’s Future
If your minor child has been charged with any of the following offenses, contact our office immediately.
- Possession/distribution of drugs
- Gang related activities
- Sexual assault or misconduct
- Underage drinking
Paul Darrow | Houston Juvenile Crimes Attorney
While facing juvenile court can be a painful and intimidating experience, we at the Paul Darrow Law Firm understand what you are going through and are here to help. Our juvenile defense lawyers know how to effectively defend juvenile cases and are expert at negotiating with prosecutors to reach solutions in the best interest of your child. Your child’s future is at stake; we will vigorously fight to ensure that future is not derailed.