Ft. Worth Juvenile Crime Lawyer
Aggressive Defense for Wrongfully Accused Minors
Juvenile crimes involve alleged offenders under the age of 18. If charged in juvenile court, you can expect the process to work differently than charges in a regular criminal court. Young offenders are obligated to follow the same laws as adults, and therefore can face the same criminal charges. Texas courts, however, detain and penalize minors much differently than they do adults.
When a person under the age of 17 is charged with a crime, they are often sent home under strict supervision until their court date. If the offense is serious, they may be detained in a juvenile correctional facility until their hearing. Juvenile convictions and penalties are often much less severe than in adult cases and may require the minor to complete a residential rehabilitation program or spend time in a juvenile correctional facility.
There are very few cases, such as murder in the first degree, in which a minor may be charged and convicted as an adult. Regardless of the circumstances, it is the parents' duty to retain an aggressive Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer who has the skill and determination to obtain a reduction or dismissal of their child's charges.
How Criminal Charges Can Affect a Child
Children who are accused of, charged with, or convicted of a crime can suffer far more than just criminal penalties. They could face bullying and prejudicial treatment from their peers, teachers, and potential employers. The child could lose friendships and suffer from a sense of worthlessness or depression.
Additionally, all arrests, charges, and convictions appear on a child's criminal record and can affect their college opportunities and job offers. Contact The Law Office of Samuel R. Terry, P.C. right away at (817) 882-9977 to speak with a Fort Worth criminal lawyer and find out how a juvenile conviction could be avoided through capable criminal defense. I am available 24/7.
Consult a Trusted Defense Lawyer in Fort Worth
My firm has assisted numerous Fort Worth residents in obtaining reduced charges or dismissals of their cases. I am licensed to practice in both state and federal courts and am more than qualified to defend you or your child from any kind of criminal charges, no matter how serious. Call today or fill out my free online case evaluation to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with me, a Fort Worth criminal attorney.
I would love to discuss your case and inform you of your different legal options. Call my office 24/7 for excellent counsel and defense.