Houston Litigation and Appeals Attorney

Most of the time, the state recognizes that young people should be treated differently than adults who commit crimes. The focus for juveniles is on correcting delinquency, rather than on punishment. However, if the juvenile is accused of a serious felony, the state may be interested in incarcerating them for as long as possible.

If your son or daughter is in trouble and you don't know where to turn, please contact the Law Offices of David A. Breston today for a free phone consultation. We respect young people and work to protect their rights, their freedoms, and their futures.

Young People Have Rights, Too

Teachers, employers, police officers, and others often treat young people as if they have no rights at all. Juveniles are forced to submit to warrantless searches and interrogations without a parent or an attorney present. Many times the police and teachers may not believe juveniles under any condition. Things that in the past would have been the subject to parental discipline are now handed over to the state for formal prosecution.

We advise clients in areas ranging from truancy violations to violent felony-level offenses that end up in adult court. Contact our firm for knowledgeable representation in all juvenile matters, including:

  • Skipping school / truancy
  • Burglary
  • Staying out after curfew
  • Underage alcohol consumption or possession
  • Drug use
  • Arson
  • DWI
  • Assault and battery
  • Shoplifting or retail theft
  • Gang-related activities
  • Trespassing
  • Sexual misconduct

When appropriate, we will recommend that our young clients receive treatment for drug or alcohol dependency or counseling. These proactive steps show the court you are addressing your problems and taking responsibility for your actions. The judge may be more lenient with you or recommend your case for deferred prosecution. In a juvenile case this is where the case is reset for 6 months, and if the juvenile completes this deferred period, there case will be treated as if it had been dismissed, as the juvenile never pleads guilty. If they commit a new crime or violate the terms of the probation, they return to court. This is different from adult deferred adjudication — a second chance involving probation and community service. If successfully completed, the case is dismissed as if nothing ever happened.

Don't risk your future by hiring the wrong lawyer today. You can trust the Law Office of David A. Breston for representation that gets results. Contact our firm today.

Learn more about the Texas Juvenile Justice System.