In Texas, Juvenile crimes are handled in a completely different manner than those committed by adults. Texas Courts utilize a legal system for juveniles which is very specific and procedurally complex. If you are currently dealing with a Juvenile matter, it is EXTREMELY important to hire an attorney who is specifically qualified to represent minors in Juvenile Court. Our juvenile system requires close contact with both parents any time a child is accused of a crime. Thus, if you are a parent, and your child is being accused of delinquent conduct of any kind, then many requirements are going to be imposed on you, as well.
There are also very specific rules as to when and how a Juveniles record may be sealed. This is a very important issue that should be addressed at any consultation. A child’s future, including his or her ability to get into a good school or obtain a good job is potentially at risk.