Growing up and facing adulthood is difficult for any child and teenagers often get into trouble for making reckless, immature choices. When these choices lead to criminal charges, such as shoplifting, traffic violations, possession of marijuana or other controlled substances, arson, gang violence, and even murder, your child's entire future could be ruined because of one moment of ill decision.
For more information on juvenile offenses, definitions, and penalties, see Texas Family Code, Title 3. Juvenile Justice Code.
Advocating for Rehabilitation Instead of Incarcaration
Recently, juvenile prosecution is experiencing tremendous growth, and the State of Texas is now more willing to try juveniles as adults. The ultimate hope of the juvenile courts and justice system is that young people can be rehabilitated. Prosecuting a juvenile as an adult takes away that chance for rehabilitation by forcing them into situations with more serious consequences.
At Thiessen Law Firm, we never forget that a child is just that: a child. A criminal record – even a juvenile one – often harms a child far more than it benefits the state. When you work with a Houston juvenile crime lawyer at our firm, we will use all of the weapons in our arsenal to fight for a fair outcome in your or your child’s case. After all, the future is at stake and you should not have to settle for anything other than top-notch defense representation.
Give us a call at (713) 999-3959 to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation.
Understanding the Texas Juvenile Justice Code
Whether you are a juvenile charged with a crime because you shot someone, or a family member distressed over a child in possession of drugs, you need to understand juvenile defense procedures in order to defend the allegations before juvenile court.
Our Houston juvenile crime attorneys are here to educate and support you while representing your rights and interests. Fighting for juvenile justice inside and outside family and criminal courtrooms across Texas, we are driven to secure the results that help set your life back on track. Best of all, we understand the procedures and penalties unique to the juvenile justice system. We use this knowledge to effectively prepare each case for the best possible result.
For more information and a free consultation, call (713) 999-3959 or contact us online. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and provide the guidance you need.