Lampasas County Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyers

Experienced Legal Counsel for Your Child's Defense

If your child has been arrested for a crime, do not panic. You do not have to face this alone. At Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, we have handled hundreds of cases and have a proven track record of success. Our team will work tirelessly on your child's behalf, and we will do everything in our power to get the charges against your child dropped or reduced. We will pursue all possible defenses and give your child the best possible defense.

Your child's future is in jeopardy. Call our Lampasas County juvenile defense lawyers at (512) 991-0576 or fill out our online contact form.

What are Juvenile Crimes?

In Texas, juvenile crime refers to criminal activities committed by individuals who are under the age of 17. Juvenile crimes are handled differently from adult crimes within the Texas criminal justice system due to the understanding that juveniles may not have fully developed judgment and impulse control.

The juvenile justice system in Texas is designed with rehabilitation in mind. However, this does not mean that juvenile cases are not taken seriously. Depending on the severity of the offense, a juvenile may face a range of consequences, including probation, detention, counseling, or rehabilitation programs.

Common types of juvenile crimes in Texas include:

  • Theft: This includes shoplifting, stealing personal property, or burglary, where a juvenile unlawfully takes someone else's property without their consent.
  • Assault: Juveniles can be charged with assault if they engage in physical violence or threats to harm others. Assault can range from simple assault to aggravated assault, depending on the severity of the incident.
  • Drug Offenses: Possession, distribution, or trafficking of illegal drugs or controlled substances can lead to juvenile charges. The severity of the offense depends on the type and quantity of drugs involved.
  • Vandalism and Graffiti: Deliberate destruction of property or defacement of public or private property with graffiti can result in juvenile charges.
  • Underage Drinking: Consuming or possessing alcohol when under the legal drinking age (21) is a common juvenile offense in Texas.
  • Curfew Violations: Some cities in Texas have curfew ordinances that restrict the hours during which juveniles can be in public places without adult supervision.
  • Truancy: Chronic absenteeism from school can lead to legal consequences for both the juvenile and their parents or guardians.
  • Runaway: Leaving home without parental consent, also known as running away, can result in involvement with the juvenile justice system.
  • Criminal Mischief: This includes acts of vandalism, damaging property, or causing disruption without causing physical harm to others.
  • Sexual Offenses: Juveniles can be charged with sexual offenses such as indecent exposure, sexual assault, or possession and distribution of explicit materials.
  • Robbery: A more serious offense, robbery involves the use of force or intimidation to take property from another person.
  • Weapons Offenses: Possession of weapons or firearms by juveniles can lead to criminal charges, especially if they are carrying these items illegally or in restricted areas.

How We Can Help

At Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, our mission is to protect your child's future. A juvenile conviction can have long-lasting consequences, including a criminal record that can affect education, employment, and housing opportunities. We are committed to working tirelessly to minimize these consequences and ensure that your child has the chance to move forward with a clean slate.

When you choose Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, as your Lampasas County juvenile defense lawyers, you can expect a dedicated and comprehensive approach to your case:

  • Thorough Investigation: We meticulously examine the details of your child's case, gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses to build a strong defense.
  • Expert Legal Counsel: Our experienced attorneys will provide you with expert guidance, explaining your options and potential outcomes at every step of the process.
  • Negotiation and Advocacy: We will negotiate with prosecutors when it is in the best interest of your child and vigorously advocate for their rights in court.
  • Compassionate Support: We understand the emotional toll that juvenile cases can take on families, and we provide compassionate support to help you navigate this challenging time.

Call us at (512) 991-0576 today to request a case evaluation.

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