Denton Juvenile Defense Attorney
Legal Solutions for Minors in Texas
A child’s youthful indiscretion, even what one would consider minor, can result in your child being arrested, detained, and charged with a criminal offense. Unfortunately the phrase, “he was just being a kid” is not a defense.
In Texas, juvenile cases are handled through Title 3 of the Texas Family Code. While juvenile cases are civil in nature, they are still governed by the rules of criminal procedure and the Texas Penal Code, making this specialized area of law very complex. Your child may be treated or charged as an adult if he or she is alleged to have committed a very serious offense, such as murder, aggravated sexual assault, or aggravated robbery, just to name a few.
It is important that you retain a Denton criminal defense attorney that is experienced in the specialization of juvenile law. Greg Goline has represented young people for over ten years and our firm has handled cases ranging from a driving ticket to a first-degree felony. I have the knowledge and expertise to represent your child with care, competence, and aggression.
Cases We Handle
Not only is it important to hire a knowledgeable advocate for your child, it is federal and state law that minors must be represented by an attorney. At The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline, PLLC, we will tailor a defense that is specific to your child’s case.
Our Denton juvenile defense lawyer handles all juvenile criminal cases, and the most common juvenile cases we see include:
- Possession of illegal drugs/substances
- Theft, including shoplifting
- Sexual assault
- Underage DWI
- Minor in possession of alcohol/tobacco
- Sexting and juvenile sex crimes
- …and many more
Juvenile Crimes Defense Attorney in Denton, TX
The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline, PLLC often has to fight in court to achieve a proper resolution for our clients’ cases. Don’t settle for an attorney who simply accepts plea deals without fighting for the young person’s rights in the courtroom. As a skilled juvenile defense attorney Greg Goline knows the variety of options available to young people and fights for them to be treated fairly.
There are many different punishments available to the court for juveniles who have been adjudicated true of having committed delinquent conduct. The most commonly-used repercussions are:
- A criminal record
- Informal Probation that can result in dismissal of charges, this is called deferred prosecution and it often has to be fought for in Court
- Formal probation in the child’s home
- Probation with placement at a secure facility
- Community service
- Loss of driving privileges
- Fewer job opportunities, or the ineligibility to apply for certain jobs
- Inability to apply to certain educational programs and colleges
- Placement at Texas Juvenile Justice Department (prison for minors)
- And many more
Not all juvenile cases result in these consequences and the implementation of an aggressive defense strategy is a must to achieve a desired result. Allow our Denton criminal defense lawyer the opportunity to protect your child’s freedom and future. We can immediately begin evaluating your child’s case.
Call (940) 241-4802 today to schedule a free consultation. At The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline, PLLC, credit cards are accepted and payment plans are available.