Texas Juvenile Crime Lawyer
A foolish act committed during youth have can lasting consequences. If your child has been arrested for a juvenile crime, he or she needs an energetic and effective defense effort.
At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we have helped many young people from Sugar Land, the Woodlands, Kingwood and other communities in the Houston area avoid the worst consequences of youthful crimes. We have good working relationships with prosecutors — and have often been able to avoid convictions which keep our clients' records clean.
Our firm defends juveniles accused of all types of crimes, including:
- Underage drinking
- Drug charges
- Sex offenses
- Theft, shoplifting and burglary
- Applying graffiti in schools and other locations
- And other alleged juvenile crimes
Contact us for a free consultation. Attorney Jed Silverman will do everything he can to help your child avoid conviction and a criminal record.
Rehabilitation, Not Punishment
In cases involving juvenile crimes, courts in Texas favor rehabilitative outcomes whenever possible. Our firm can often obtain a 90 day reset, after which the case can be dismissed without giving the juvenile a permanent record. That will be the end of the story, provided the child stays out of trouble.
Sometimes a youth's behavior has underlying causes. In this situation, we can work with the court and various social service agencies to develop a customized solution that provides the child with the help he or she needs. Substance abuse treatment, counseling or other types of professional help may be what it takes to get the child back on track.
Defending Felony Charges
Some juvenile crimes are very serious. Applying graffiti in a school is a felony crime in Texas. Gang-related crimes are enhanceable offenses. Juveniles facing violent crime charges can sometimes land in adult court.
In these cases, our firm will vigorously defend your child using all the legal tools at our disposal. The number one priority will be to keep the case out of adult court if that is a possibility. We will then work to build a strong and effective defense for your child.
Free Consultation with a Lawyer
For a free initial consultation with The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, call (713) 226-8800 or contact us online.
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