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Fort Bend County Juvenile Crimes Lawyer
Experienced Defense Against Juvenile Crimes Charges in Texas
Getting a call from the police and learning that your child is in custody is a nightmare for any parent. You may wonder if your child will face jail time, if he/she will be subject to the adult criminal justice system, or if his/her future will be permanently affected by the alleged charges. Fortunately, an experienced lawyer can answer all those questions and provide a solid and personalized legal defense to help your child avoid serious criminal penalties.
At The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, we are ready to thoroughly investigate your child’s arrest, collect and analyze evidence, and fight for the best possible outcome in juvenile or adult court. While our Fort Bend County juvenile defense attorney has more than 15 years of legal experience as a former felony prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, he also has a comprehensive understanding of the Texas juvenile court system to adequately and aggressively protect your child’s rights, reputation, and freedom from start to finish.
Juvenile Crimes We Handle
Common juvenile crimes Attorney Brandon Sims handles include:
- DWI and minor offenses
- Drug crimes
- Theft crimes
- Sex crimes
- Violent crimes
Has your child been charged with a juvenile crime in Texas? Call The Sims Law Firm, PLLC today at (713) 766-1445 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our juvenile crimes attorney in Fort Bend County!
Penalties for Juvenile Crimes in Texas
Unless the juvenile crime involves an alleged and specifically heinous violent or sex offense, your child will most likely go through the juvenile court process. Unlike the adult criminal justice system, which is designed to punish offenders, the juvenile justice system focuses on rehabilitation to prevent your child from becoming a criminal in the later stages of his/her life.
Juvenile offenders are subject to the following programs and penalties:
- First offender program – If your child is a first-time offender and didn’t commit a misdemeanor or felony involving a weapon or violence, he/she may be eligible for the first offender program. This program includes community service, educational and vocational training, restitution, and other rehabilitative services, rather than detention or probation. If your child completes the program, the charges he/she faces will be dismissed, and he/she will not have a juvenile criminal record.
- Deferred prosecution – Similar to the first offender program, deferred prosecution is designed to help minors who do not have a history of delinquent behavior. However, minors charged with an alcohol-related offense are not eligible. During deferred prosecution, your child will be on probation for typically six months. Upon competition without any probation violations, the case will be closed.
- Probation – If the juvenile court sentences your child to probation, he/she must follow specific rules (e.g., pay fines, complete community service, frequently meet with a probation officer, get comprehensive education and/or alcohol/drug rehabilitation, continue going to work or school, obey a curfew, etc.). Probation cannot last past your child’s 18th birthday.
- Detention – The juvenile court could sentence your child to a Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TTJD) detention facility to be held there for a specific time or until your child turns 19.
Fort Bend Curfew
The curfew in fort bend are the following for juveniles:
- from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
- from 12:01 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. on any Saturday or Sunday
- 9:00 am until 2:30 p.m. on any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday
With the exception of weekdays in which classes were canceled or vacations.
Contact Our Juvenile Crimes Attorney Today
Just because your child is accused of a crime doesn’t mean he/she is guilty. Attorney Sims will do his best to help your child avoid detention or imprisonment. Although he understands a simple mistake can affect your child’s life forever, he also knows how to get your child’s life back on the right path.
Contact The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, today to schedule a FREE consultation with our juvenile crimes lawyer in Fort Bend County!
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- Dismissed Felony Possession of Controlled Substance (OR 2-A >=4G<400G)
- Dismissed day of trial Felon in Possession of Firearm
- Dismissed Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child under the age of 14
- Dismissed Assault Causing Bodily Injury
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Attorney Brandon Sims Will Handle Your Case From Start to Finish
Over 15 Years of Exclusively Practicing Criminal Law
Experienced Former Prosecutor
Handled Over a Thousand Cases
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If you hesitate to hire an attorney, it may become more difficult to obtain favorable evidence and/or locate witnesses that can testify on your behalf. The sooner you contact The Sims Law Firm, PLLC the sooner we can discuss your charges and get started on your defense.
When you choose Attorney Brandon Sims, he will strategically anticipate and explain how the prosecution will present their case and plan accordingly in crafting your defense. Our firm believes that all individuals have the right to legal representation and that they are innocent until proven otherwise.
We are here to help you get through this difficult time. Don't wait to give our Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney a call at (713) 766-1445 to schedule your initial, confidential consultation.