Poor decisions that a young person makes can mar his or her transition into adulthood. Early intervention is an important aspect of a juvenile defense law practice. A conviction can become a serious obstacle to the normal maturing process. Likewise, preventing a conviction after a juvenile arrest can make a difference for a lifetime.
Criminal Defense For Minors Up To Age 16 Is Juvenile Defense
Juvenile defense in Texas means defense of clients under 17 years of age. Some juvenile offenses have to do with a defendant's age, such as:
- Underage drinking
- Underage DUI
- Curfew violations
Other juvenile matters resemble adult offenses — for example:
- Sex crimes
- Drug crimes
- Violent crimes
- Computer crimes, such as "sexting"
Family Involvement Is Critical, But The Young Person Whom We Defend Is Our Client
While the vast majority of our clients at Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC, are adults, we are also well prepared to defend juveniles charged with crimes. We are experienced defense lawyers who care and believe in clear communication. These attributes contribute to our effectiveness in juvenile defense cases. We understand that defending juvenile clients involves working closely with parents as well as with minors charged with crimes. Family reinforcement is often critical to a young person's ability to prevent probation violations.
Representation In Adult Certification Hearings
Prosecutors often want to certify juveniles as adults in cases involving crimes that adults also commit. This is undesirable for many reasons. The attorneys at the law offices of Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC, in Waco, TX, are available to defend young people's best interests in adult certification hearings.
Schedule a free initial consultation regarding any criminal matter implicating an adult or young person. Call 254-304-6354 or send an email to Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC, to request a meeting with a lawyer.