Juvenile Offenses

Juvenile Offenses

Juvenile Crime and Delinquency

A child that is charged with a crime can enter into a bureaucratic and legal maze of counselors, juvenile facilities, prosecutors, and judges. In Texas, a juvenile is a minor between the ages of 10 and 16, and the Texas juvenile system is separate from the criminal system and moves more quickly than the criminal system for adults. It is important that you seek legal representation for your child as soon as possible.

In addition to incarceration, allegations of juvenile crimes can have far-reaching and long-lasting collateral consequences. With very little due process, it can impact how your child is placed in school and their ability to participate in various school activities. 

The following types of behavior often subject juveniles in Texas to juvenile court jurisdiction:
  • Major felonies
  • Assault / battery
  • Terroristic threat
  • Cell phone related crimes
  • Possession / distribution of drugs
  • Gang-related activities
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Sexual assault
  • Pornography / Sexting
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Trespassing
  • Underage drinking
  • Graffiti
Juvenile Offense

Juvenile Arrests Don't Have to Be the End of Your Child's Future

Having a child charged with a juvenile crime is often the first time many parents have experiences in the Texas criminal justice system. It can be a very frightening and painful experience for both the parents and the child. It is vitally important to hire experienced counsel as soon as possible. 

Should you need an experienced juvenile lawyer, contact Holmes, Moore, Waldron, & Parrish P.L.L.C. today to discuss your child's charges and to protect your child's future. We have decades of experience representing juveniles charged with minor offenses to more serious offenses such as murder or sexual assault.
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