If any individual is charged with a crime, it can stay with the person for the rest of his or her life. This is especially the case when the accused is an underage or minor individual. His or her entire future may be in jeopardy due to what may seem to be even a minor charge. It is important to take action to protect your future or the future of your child.
At the office of Rick Davis and Associates, juvenile criminal defense clients are handled directly by attorney Rick Davis. Representing clients in Bryan, Texas, and throughout the Brazos Valley, he has extensive experience handling a wide range of adult and juvenile criminal matters. As a father himself with six children, Rick understands the impact that a criminal charge can have on a minor, a teenager and an entire family. He works hard on your behalf to protect your child's rights. Contact the office or call 979-779-4357 to schedule your free initial consultation today.Types of Juvenile Offenses
Juveniles can be charged with any type of crime, just like adults. However, the punishments may be different and include loss of a driver's license or incarceration in a juvenile facility instead of jail. Juveniles are frequently charged with certain types of crimes, such as:
- Underage drinking
- Minor in possession (MIP)
- Petty theft
- Fighting in school
- Disorderly conduct
- Noise violations
- Traffic tickets
Juveniles also can be charged with more serious offenses, such as murder, manslaughter and DUI/DWI (drunk driving).
To deal with the juvenile charges, Rick Davis can negotiate with the prosecution or aggressively argue the case in court. By taking steps to see that the juvenile charges are reduced or dismissed, he is attempting to protect the juvenile's criminal record. A criminal record established at such an early age can follow young people throughout their lives, preventing them from obtaining entrance into schools, loans for education, residences and employment.
Crimes committed by a juvenile typically fall under the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts. Though these courts may operate differently than adult (superior) courts, the impact of a conviction on a juvenile's life may have the same type of negative effect.
Contact the office to schedule your free consultation with lawyer Rick Davis today.