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Have You Been Classified as a Juvenile Delinquent?

Looney & Conrad, P.C., Criminal Defense Law Firm: Juvenile Delinquency Attorneys

Since 1995 criminal defense trial attorney Paul Looney has litigated

60 criminal jury trials with zero final convictions

What is Juvenile Delinquency?

Juvenile delinquency is the participation in an act that, if committed by an adult, could result in imprisonment or confinement in jail by a juvenile (a person who was at least 10 years old but not yet 17 at the time he or she committed the act). 

A juvenile delinquent is a person under the age of majority that commits an act that otherwise would be charged as a crime if the person was an adult or over the age of majority. In some cases, murder for example, the person could be tried as an adult.

Types of Juvenile Delinquency

Delinquency
Crimes committed by minors, which are dealt with by the juvenile courts
Criminal Behavior
Crimes dealt with by the criminal justice system
Status Offenses
Offenses that are only classified as such because one is minor. Such offenses include truancy, smoking under age, drinking under age, and driving underage.

Protections for Juveniles

Persons under the age of majority receive special considerations and protections. These special considerations and protections include:

  • Juvenile court system
  • Non-disclosure of crimes
  • Age of diminished capacity (lacking understanding of consequences, right/wrong, and criminal intent)
  • Under the age of majority
  • Separation of adult criminals and juveniles

Again, although juveniles have these protections, any one or all of the protections can be removed based upon the severity of the crime.

Adjudication of Juvenile Offenses

Unlike adult offenses, juvenile cases are handled in juvenile court under civil proceedings.

Texas juvenile law is governed by The Juvenile Justice Code within the Texas family code. Punishments can range from detention, house arrest, juvenile rehabilitation treatment programs, to deferred sentencing as well as actual jail time. Gang-related crimes are examples of cases that can be tried in adult court.

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When you need a Texas Juvenile delinquency lawyer, contact

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Our experienced Texas juvenile delinquency attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a

free, no-obligation case evaluation.

We serve Houston, the State of Texas and the entire United States.

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Call Us Today at 281-597-8818
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11767 Katy Freeway, Suite 740 Houston, Texas 77079

or 979-826-8484
918 Austin Street Hempstead, Texas 77445