Juvenile Criminal Defense
Juvenile charges are often viewed as being less serious than adult charges, that is not always the case. Children are particularly vulnerable when facing criminal charges because they are generally unprepared to deal with the police and the courts. Juvenile cases are particularly stressful, confusing and complicated because the procedure is different than the procedure in an adult criminal charge. Juvenile charges can also impact a parents’ rights, even limiting or delaying their ability to have the child live in their home. Additionally, when children are nearing their seventeenth birthday or are charged with more serious offenses the court may choose to try them as adults.
Having a juvenile conviction on their record could potentially be devastating for your child’s future, including making it difficult for them to find a job in a desirable industry, get into the school they want, enlist in the military, or receive college scholarships. There are options that may allow us to prevent a one-time mistake from becoming a permanent conviction on your child’s record or may allow them to seal a conviction that they receive. Regardless of whether the allegations against your child are extreme or minor, seeking the guidance of a knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate juvenile defense attorney should be your top priority as a parent.
Brandi Underwood has practiced law in North Texas for over fourteen years and proudly serves Denton, Aubrey, Pilot Point, Sanger, Krum, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, Anna, McKinney, Allen, The Colony and the surrounding areas with compassionate, dedicated, and thorough juvenile defense services. Brandi is a member of both the Denton County Bar Association – Family Law Section and the Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Brandi also has extensive experience those other legal areas that often effect juvenile law, including family law, specifically CPS cases, and criminal law. If you would like to review your child’s case with Brandi at no cost or obligation to yourself, call Underwood Law Office at (940) 372-0931 or fill out the online contact form.
Defending Your Child’s Right to a Future
Brandi believes deeply that it is the responsibility for all adults involved, including the defense attorney, to work diligently in the best interest of the child, which includes doing everything possible to prevent a juvenile conviction from going onto their record or maintaining the ability to seal that record in the future. There are a variety of crimes your child can be accused of that can result in juvenile court proceedings. These include:
- Drug Possession
- Disorderly Conduct
Protecting Your Child’s Future
When your child’s future is on the line, you need an attorney who knows the law and has worked on juvenile cases in Denton and Collin counties for years. Brandi is familiar with the judges in both counties and the Assistant District Attorneys in those courts. The best thing you can do is to contact an experienced juvenile defense attorney in your area. Brandi who will discuss your case personally and explore the options with you. Call today to schedule a free consultation with Brandi. There is no cost or obligation.