Juvenile Law

If your child has been arrested and charged with a crime, you are most likely worried and uncertain about how that will affect his or her future. Teens and kids below the age of 18 who get in trouble with the law need legal help to ensure that their lives are turned around and put back on track. Attorney Jerry Michael Acosta criminal defense team is committed and fully equipped to help you and your child achieve the best possible outcome from any juvenile crime accusation.

In the State of Texas the juvenile system is designed for rehabilitation as opposed to punishment. Most youngsters who commit some type of criminal offense do not deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. When a juvenile is convicted of an offense, he or she will often be given alternative programs to help them turn their lives around.

These programs can consist of counseling, community service requirements, alcohol / drug or other treatment programs, or other diversion programs as opposed to lengthy detention and heavy fines. These types of programs often ensue when charges are reduced and may not result in a permanent criminal record which can limit future opportunities.

If your son or daughter is facing a juvenile criminal charge, the consequences can be serious. A conviction could cause him or her to lose a driver’s license. It could leave a permanent mark on his or her academic record that impacts the ability to get financial aid or go to the college of his or her choice. It could lead to incarceration until adulthood.

The worse the crime is, the more serious the consequences. In severe cases, the prosecution will work to see that your minor child is charged as an adult. Attorney Jerry Michael Acosta works to keep juvenile cases in juvenile court, where rehabilitation and good life choices are the focus, rather than punishment.

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