Juvenile Offenses in Texas often mirror Adult Offenses, and a Juvenile can be charged with everything from Drug Possession to Assault to simple Traffic Tickets. Regardless of charge, a Juvenile Offense is very serious and certainly requires the assistance of a Juvenile Defense Attorney.
Juvenile Court Procedures differ in many ways from Adult Court Procedures, and it is very important that a Juvenile and his or her parents understand all of their rights in order to keep a Juvenile Offense from affecting them for the rest of their lives. In a lot of ways, the Juvenile System is geared more toward to rehabilitating a child rather than punishing an adult, but that does not mean that Juvenile Offenses should not still be taken very seriously.
A person is considered a Juvenile if he or she is under the age of 17 when charged with a crime. Many times, Juveniles are released to go home under supervision while their case is pending, but under some circumstances, Juveniles are detained while they await trial. When this occurs, it is very important to retain a Juvenile Defense Attorney to represent the Juvenile at Detention Hearings.
Juvenile Offenses can affect a person for the rest of his or her life. Specifically, it can affect opportunities for college and education as well as employment. A skilled and experienced Juvenile Defense Attorney can assist in taking a case to trial or negotiating a plea agreement that will allow for Juvenile Record Sealing down the road. Our attorneys are also experienced in Sealing Juvenile Records and can help Juveniles down the road after their cases are closed.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a Juvenile Offense, call Davidson Law immediately so that we can get on the case and start fighting.