Sometimes kids get into a little trouble for minor things that happen at school. Other times they get into big trouble for things that happen while at home or with friends. If you have a child who has been detained (arrested), you and your child will be subject to the juvenile court and its laws and procedures. Also, as a parent or guardian, you may be ordered by the court to fulfill certain obligations. Your child will be required to have an attorney, and my experience and ability to connect with kids will make the process better for you both.
If your child is in trouble at school or with law enforcement, call me! The laws and procedures for juveniles are different than the laws and procedures for adults. Juvenile courts, juvenile probation, and juvenile prosecutors make decisions on what they believe is in the "best interest of the child," and trust me when I say that those beliefs have changed since we were kids. It seems like most of what kids end up in court for these days are the things that school and law enforcement would of sent us home to face our parents for. We were not thrown in a detention center for days and weeks at a time like they are now. One problem with such a heavy hand is that it creates a record that will follow your child for the rest of their lives.
Although juvenile laws and procedures are found in the Texas Family Code, juveniles are subject to many of the same offenses as adults, and those offenses can be found in the Texas Penal Code. If your child is facing any of the situations below, call me and we will figure out what is in your child's best interest, which usually differs from what law enforcement, probation, and the District Attorney's Office thinks is in their best interest.