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Juvenile Defense Attorneys in Dallas, TX

The Law Office of Olegario Estrada, P.C. can help with your Juvenile Defense case. When children who are 10 years old through 16 years old are accused of a crime, the cases are prosecuted in juvenile court. Charges against juveniles can include serious felony offenses, as well as all Class A and B misdemeanors. Each case requires careful investigation, discovery and development of the evidence.

Children accused of a crime have the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney represent them at every stage of the case. Never let your child speak to a law enforcement officer or detective about a criminal accusation until after you have retained an attorney experienced in criminal defense in the juvenile courts.


Our Juvenile Lawyers Are Here to Help

Most juvenile charges are proven by a confession, so by preventing your child from making a statement, your child might have a much easier time getting the case resolved under more favorable terms or avoiding a prosecution altogether. If your child is being investigated for a criminal offense, then contact The Law Office of Olegario Estrada, P.C. We are experienced in fighting cases in juvenile court. We work hard to help our clients understand the charges pending against them and the best way to resolve the case.

We Handle All Types of Juvenile Crime Cases, Including:

  • Sealing a Juvenile Record, including filing an application to seal juvenile files and records, Serving applications on all agencies involved in the case, doing a hearing on sealing the juvenile record, and obtaining a Court order to seal the record.
  • Juvenile Assault Crimes: If a juvenile is caught fighting at school, on the playground, or elsewhere, he or she may be charged with juvenile assault in the state of Texas. If a weapon was involved in the incident, the charges and penalties may be even more significant. When the future of your child is at stake, you need an attorney who is familiar with the juvenile justice system. In some cases of serious assault and battery, it is possible for a juvenile to be tried in adult court, where the penalties are much harsher. We work diligently to protect the rights of your child and work to reduce the penalties your child faces as much as possible.
  • Juvenile Sex Offenses; including statutory sexual assault, indecent exposure, sexting, violation of child pornography laws, and other sex crimes.
  • Drug Crimes
  • Murder
  • Probation Violation Cases
  • Theft Crimes
  • Alcohol-Related Offenses
  • Internet / Computer Crimes
  • Property Crimes
  • Robbery
  • Shoplifting
  • Gang Crimes
  • Juvenile Weapons Offenses; including bringing a knife to school, bringing explosives to school, stealing a gun, committing armed robbery, and being expelled for bringing a gun to school.

Please note that there are two kinds of juvenile criminal cases that permit more serious adult type penalties for juvenile delinquent conduct. One is certification and transfer hearings that can result in juvenile jurisdiction being waived and the juvenile being transferred as an adult for prosecution purposes. This means that a juvenile can receive an actual amount of penitentiary time in an adult prison. The second is determinate sentencing. The family code sets out certain aggravated juvenile criminal offenses that can result in penalties of up to 40 years in the penitentiary. With these cases, the juvenile stays in the juvenile system initially. However, at 18 years old, the juvenile can be transferred to an adult prison for the remainder of the sentence.

Let the Law Office of Olegario Estrada, P.C. help you with the your child’s rights during these proceedings.

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