Juvenile Crimes

Skilled Representation To Clients Charged With Juvenile Crimes

If your son or daughter has been charged with a crime in Texas, it is important that you realize the way that the juvenile justice system works in the state. While juvenile crimes are handled under the family code, they still bring harsh penalties to those who are found guilty of the offenses being charged. Even a minor offense may require your child to spend time in juvenile hall or pay significant fines as a punishment for the underlying charge. The results of these proceedings can have a major impact upon your child’s life. Certain offenses, such as drug crimes, may make it impossible for your child to qualify for student loans to attend college. This can derail your child’s dreams before he or she even has a chance to get started. At the James H. Horton Law Firm, P.C., we will aggressively protect your child’s future. We understand the enormous risks at stake with these cases, and we are committed to presenting a strong defense against these allegations. Our lead attorney, Jim Horton, is a board-certified specialist in criminal law, as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Defending You Throughout All Stages Of The Process

We perform a detailed review of each client’s case. Our goal is to learn more about the allegations being made, as well as the possible consequences that may be handed down. We then discuss all options with you, and help you and your child decide on an appropriate defense strategy for your situation. As skilled negotiators, we make every effort to find an early resolution to the case, if it is in your child’s best interests. Should the case end up in juvenile court, we are experienced litigators. We take these cases seriously and will not let these charges ruin your child’s life.