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For many parents, the arrest of a child is a worst-case scenario. If your child has recently been arrested, you probably have many questions: will your child face jail time? How does the juvenile justice system differ from the adult justice system? How will this arrest or conviction change your child’s life or future? An experienced and knowledgeable juvenile defense attorney can answer these questions for you.

Many young people assume that they will not need legal representation when charged with a juvenile offense. In fact, juvenile offenses can carry some serious penalties, which will affect the child’s life now and into the future. Contacting an attorney is one of the best things a parent can do to ensure that their child’s rights and future are protected. A competent attorney can do much more than represent your child in front of the judge. Your attorney can walk your family through the system, explain your options, and listen to you.

If your child has been arrested for any juvenile offense in The Woodlands in Montgomery County, or Houston in Harris County then contact juvenile defense attorney Chris Warren to discuss all the fact and circumstances of your child's case. Never allow your child to speak to any law enforcement officer until after you have spoken to an attorney. Your child can invoke his or her right to remain silent by simply saying "I do not wish to make any statement until after I have spoken to an attorney." 

Juveniles under the age of 18 can be charged with a number of different misdemeanor or felony offenses in the state of Texas. Chris H. Warren has dedicated his practice exclusively to criminal defense and he is experienced in representing youths who have been charged with a variety of criminal offenses, including:

  • Traffic-Related Crimes - Juvenile DWI, Reckless Driving, Driving While License Suspended or Leaving the Scene (Hit and Run)

  • Drug-Related Charges - Juvenile Possession of Alcohol, Possession of Drugs or Alcohol on School Grounds, Possession of a Controlled Substance, or Drug Paraphernalia

  • Marijuana-Related Juvenile Charges - Possession of Marijuana, Felony Possession, or Sale or Delivery of Marijuana

  • Violent Juvenile Crimes - Assault and Battery, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, or Weapon Possession on School Grounds

  • Juvenile Theft and Property Crimes - Shoplifting, Vandalism, Arson, Theft, or Dealing in Stolen Property

  • Juvenile Sex Crimes - Sexting, Sexual Assault, Battery, Lewd and Lascivious, Indecent Exposure or any other sexually motivated crime allegedly committed by a juvenile on a younger child

 

If your child has been charged with any of these criminal offenses, it's important to seek the advice of a criminal defense attorney who's experienced in representing minors in the juvenile court system throughout the greater Houston area.

Chris H. Warren represents children charged with juvenile offenses anywhere in the greater Houston area, including Harris and Montgomery Counties. Mr. Warren has the experience and expertise needed to ensure that this arrest is merely a stepping stone in your child’s life and not the end of their opportunities for the future. If your child has been arrested or charged with a crime in The Woodlands, Conroe, , Texas Hill Country, Greater Houston or the surrounding areas, you should contact our office or through the button below immediately at 832.326.2932.