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Juvenile Defense

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Houston Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Every day across Texas young people are arrested for all types of criminal law violations. If a child is between the ages of 10 and 16 years old, then their case will be handled by the juvenile court system. If a charge is serious enough, some juveniles under the age of 17 may be tried as adults. Once a teenager is 17 years old, they are tried as an adult regardless of the charges.

Juveniles can be charged with crimes ranging from drug possession and assault to burglary or murder. For a juvenile who has been charged with a serious crime, the court system can be frightening. Sometimes young people don’t realize the implications to their future. A young person with a criminal conviction on their record may not be able to get into the college of their choice. There are many jobs, such as accounting and financial positions that will not be available to those with a criminal record.

Harris County Juvenile Defense Attorney

The future of any juvenile who has been charged with a serious crime is at stake. Though they will be prosecuted in a juvenile court, the consequences of a conviction can be very severe. 

Even if your child is adjudicated as a juvenile delinquent, their criminal record can come into play if they are later charged as an adult in another crime. Young people can also receive indeterminate sentencing where they are sent to a juvenile detention center and later transferred to an adult jail once they reach the age 17.

Contact an Experienced Houston Juvenile Defense Lawyer

The Law Office of Rick Oliver Houston can help. We get involved right away performing a thorough investigation into the charges to determine the truth of the allegations. Rick Oliver Attorney at Law never assumes your child is guilty.

Call Rick Oliver at (713) 864-3700 anytime 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. We fight to win!

Client Testimonials

In my field of business I've met a lot of attorneys over the years and I can't think of anyone more diligent or that works harder for their clients than Rick does. His knowledge of case law is most impressive as well as his ability to negotiate the most favorable courtroom conditions for his client. It gave me great pleasure to watch him attack the prosecutions case from every angle and never blink throughout the process. His courtroom leadership, legal intellect and winning attitude make him one of the finest defense attorney's in town and I believe that he gives defendants the best chance for success. Thank you Rick!!

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