Dallas Juvenile Crime Attorney
Juvenile Matters & Defense
Fighting to Protect Your Rights throughout North Texas
Tim Clancy of Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law has 15 years of experience as a juvenile crime lawyer in Dallas, Texas. Clancy was also selected among the three best juvenile law attorneys in the DFW area. Our defense team represents individuals and their children throughout the Dallas – Fort Worth area accused of committing a crime in the State of Texas.
Experienced Juvenile Arrest Lawyer
If your child is accused or arrested for committing a crime in Texas, our juvenile crime attorneys can help. We understand the consequences of a criminal conviction and the negative impact on your child’s future, and we fight to protect their future.
To discuss your defense or criminal charges with an experienced juvenile crime attorney, call Tim Clancy Attorneys at Law to schedule a confidential consultation at County. If you prefer, fill out the contact form in the left margin and we will contact you.
Experienced Dallas Texas Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyer
Dallas defense attorney Tim Clancy is an experienced and committed juvenile law trial attorney who has handled hundreds of juvenile cases. He practiced criminal defense and juvenile law for more than five years as a former felony juvenile prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. He has had the unique opportunity to work in the juvenile system from both sides.
Help with Juvenile Cases
Tim Clancy offer the following juvenile legal services:
- Detention Hearings
- Determinate Sentencing
- Certification Hearings
- Sealing of Juvenile Records
Juvenile Charges Defended
- Criminal White Collar Fraud
- Misdemeanor & Aggravated Assault
- Sexual Assault and other Sex Crimes – including sexting defense, statutory rape and date rape
- Drug Crimes: Possession, Distribution, Trafficking – including possession of drugs and drug trafficking
- DWI and other Alcohol Related Charges – including alcohol consumption (MIP, MIC, and DUI)
- Robbery, Burglary and other Theft Crimes – including car theft (car jacking), building vandalism and shoplifting
- Weapons Charges
- Shoplifting and theft crimes
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Date rape or sexual assault
- Fighting on assault and battery
- Criminal Trespass
- Criminal Mischief
- Assault Family Violence
- Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (driving without a license)
- Murder and Manslaughter
Most criminal defense lawyers only represent adults charged with crimes and lack the knowledge and experience required to effectively represent children in juvenile court. The juvenile court system requires knowledge of the Texas Penal Code and the Texas Family Code. The juvenile court rules and procedures are different than those in adult court.
What is a Criminally Responsible Child in Texas
Texas defines a criminally responsible child as a child who allegedly commits a crime between the ages of 10 and 16 years old. A child younger than 10 is typically not held criminally responsible. A person age 17 or older is considered an adult. The majority of children who commit crimes are handled by the juvenile courts, and the alcohol-related crimes are handled by the municipal courts. If the offense is serious enough, then a juvenile may be tried as an adult.
Every child accused of a crime needs a lawyer, even if you believe your child is innocent. Without effective representation, an innocent child may be wrongfully convicted of a crime. A lawyer can help make sure that all options are explored and the truth is known. There are serious consequences for a juvenile conviction, such as a formal probation, or a sentence to the Texas Youth Commission.
Do not let your child plead guilty to delinquent conduct, until he or she has received the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. A child does not a criminal record at a young age. A lawyer will be able to explore defenses or they may be able to reduce the length of punishment. Your child needs to be protected to ensure that his or her guaranteed rights are protected.
If you are a parent whose child is charged with a crime, your child’s future and freedom are in jeopardy. You need an experienced attorney. Kevin and Tim Clancy will answer all of your questions about the juvenile court system and provide the experienced help you need to deal with this crisis.
Contact a Dallas Juvenile Crime Attorney
For additional information about juvenile-crimes, the juvenile process or to discuss your child’s situation in confidence with an experienced Dallas juvenile crime lawyer, please schedule a confidential consultation by calling us at (214) 550-5771, or if you prefer, fill out the contact form in the right margin and we will contact you.Available 24/7