Juvenile Crimes in Plano
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One of a parent’s worst nightmares is waking up to the sound of the
phone ringing to discover your child is in police custody. Besides finding
the quickest way to get him or her out of jail, you may be wondering what
penalties your child will face and how a conviction could affect his/her
life. To ensure all your questions are answered and your child obtains
the best possible results, you must hire a skilled
criminal defense lawyer.
Law Offices of Scott Edgett, we are committed to helping families in Plano, TX, navigate the complexities
of the juvenile justice system, as well as protecting the rights and futures
of children facing criminal penalties. With more than a decade of experience,
our firm has successfully handled thousands of cases, which means we understand
what it takes to obtain a favorable outcome.
Texas Juvenile Criminal Laws
A minor child can enter the juvenile system in Texas if they are between
10 and 16 years of age and charged with a criminal offense. However, if
a child over 14 years old has committed a serious felony, he/she could
be tried as an adult.
The most common juvenile crimes include:
- Underage drinking
Shoplifting and other forms of petty theft
- Joyriding a vehicle
The juvenile justice system is designed to rehabilitate juvenile offenders,
as opposed to punishing them in adult court. Common remedies for juvenile
crimes include fines, education and rehabilitation course, and community
service work, instead of jail time.
However, if a child is convicted of a felony offense, he/she could be sentenced
to the Texas Youth Commission, perhaps until the age of the 21. In regard
to felony violent and sex crimes, a child could be convicted as an adult.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today!
Our Plano juvenile defense attorneys can evaluate your child’s case,
determine all available legal options, and create an effective defense
plan on his/her behalf. While mistakes can happen, that doesn’t
mean they should result in criminal penalties. Let us help your child
get his/her life back on the right track.
For more information,
contact the Law Offices of Scott Edgett today to discuss your child’s case.