If your minor child has been accused of committing a crime, it is important to take swift legal action. A permanent criminal record could have consequences that adversely affect his or her future educational and employment goals.
At Joel H. Bennet, Galveston County juvenile crimes defense lawyer Joel H. Bennett can protect your child’s rights and future. With more than 27 years of experience, Mr. Bennett is prepared to help you and your child navigate the juvenile court system and pursue the most favorable outcome possible.
Helping Minors Through The Juvenile Court Process
Minors between the ages of 10 and 16 are tried in juvenile court, a system that is separate from the Texas criminal justice system. In some cases, a child under the age of 17 can be tried as an adult, but only if the alleged crime is of a serious nature.
Common crimes juveniles are arrested for include:
- Drug crimes
- Underage DUI/DWI
- Shoplifting and theft
- Underage drinking
- Possessing a fake ID
- Disorderly conduct
A juvenile facing criminal problems may also face disciplinary measures at school, including suspension and expulsion. Joel H. Bennett can advise you on all of the consequences your child may face, criminal and otherwise. His goal is strongly aligned with yours: to help your child put this problem in the past, so he or she can focus on a brighter future.
Experienced Juvenile Defense Lawyer Serving Galveston
Has your child been arrested for drug possession or detained in the Galveston juvenile facility? If he or she has been accused of any type of criminal activity in Texas, Joel H. Bennett is here to help you explore your legal options. Contact the firm today online or by telephone at 281-407-6980 to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable Houston defense attorney.