Has your child been charged with a criminal offense? We can help.
Loper Law is certified to handle cases in District Court where juveniles are charged with criminal offenses. As a consequence, Loper Law routinely represents juveniles in each District Court of Harris County and has extensive experience practicing Juvenile law. Every outcome and decision made in a juvenile’s case can threaten to affect them for the rest of their life. Loper Law guides parents through a complex juvenile system, fights for the rights their children deserve, and provides the representation their children need. Let us help you.
When a citizen under the age of 17 is charged in Texas, the citizen is charged with a crime as a juvenile. Juvenile charges are distinct from adult criminal charges in many ways and blends components of criminal and civil law into one matter before a court. Once a juvenile citizen is detained, he or she stays in the custody of the Juvenile Justice Center until a magistrate decides to release custody to the parent or guardian. Loper Law can consult with you on the factors that magistrates base their decisions on and can provide you the best chance of your child being released.
Once released, the juvenile is not on bond, but is merely served with a summons to appear before a District Court Judge where the criminal charge is pending. The Juvenile Justice System attempts to rehabilitate juvenile offenders as opposed to criminally punishing them. As a result, juveniles are not convicted of a crime, they are found to have “engaged in delinquent conduct”. Once the charge is pending in court, several resolutions to the juvenile’s case can take place.
Loper Law aggressively challenges the government on the merits of their case once the case in pending in court. Loper Law additionally has working knowledge of the benefits available through the Juvenile Probation Department, and when appropriate, can assist a juvenile to drug or health treatment alternatives in conjunction with the resolution of the case.