Texas Juvenile Crimes
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Has your child been arrested for or accused of a criminal offense in Texas? If so, it is critical to obtain experienced legal representation from a reputable juvenile defense attorney who can offer your child the aggressive and effective defense that he or she needs.
With more than 50 years of collective experience, the office of Paul Kubosh, Attorney at Law can investigate your child’s arrest, examine all of the available evidence, and build a strong defense strategy that may be able to help get their case dismissed altogether or their charges and penalties reduced. Do not let a criminal conviction ruin your child’s freedom and future.
Juvenile Crime Law & Penalties
Juvenile crimes are those offenses committed by an individual not legally considered an adult. The state of Texas recognizes a juvenile to be someone who is under the age 17 and no younger than 10 years old.
Juveniles are treated differently than adult offenders and the general purpose of the juvenile system is rehabilitation as opposed to punishment. However, the penalties in the juvenile system are still considered serious.
If convicted of a criminal offense, juveniles may face the following potential penalties:
- For short-term sentences, placement in a juvenile detention facility
- For long-term sentences, placement in a secured facility
- For those charged with a serious crime at 15 or 16 years of age, placement in an adult jail or prison
- Fines and restitution
- Home confinement and house arrest
- Community service
- Placement in the care of a new guardian, a group home, or in a foster home
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In many cases of juvenile crime, it is a common belief that minors do not have the full ability to distinguish what’s right and what’s wrong. For this reason, different rules typically apply when a juvenile offender is charged with a crime. We are ready to protect your child’s rights, reputation, and future immediately.
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