Dallas Juvenile Crime Attorney
Juvenile Matters & Defense
Fighting to Protect Your Rights throughout North Texas
Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law, have years of experience defending individuals and their children throughout the Dallas – Fort Worth area accused of committing a crime in the State of Texas.
If your child is accused or arrested for committing a crime in Texas, we 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 Dallas juvenile crime attorney, call Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law to schedule a confidential consultation at (972) 853-3203. 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 Juvenile-Crime 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.
Clancy & Clancy offer the following juvenile legal services:
- Detention Hearings
- Determinate Sentencing
- Certification Hearings
- Sealing of Juvenile Records
- Criminal White Collar Fraud
- Aggravated Assaults
- Sexual Assault and other Sex Crimes – including sexting defense, statutory rape and date rape
- Texas Drug Crimes – 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
- 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.
Texas defines a criminally responsible child as crimes committed by children age 10–16. 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 juvenile crimes 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 (972) 853-3203, or if you prefer, fill out the contact form in the right margin and we will contact you.
Located in McKinney Place in Dallas, Texas, Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law defend individuals in juvenile-crime matters throughout North Texas, including individuals in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Garland, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Mesquite, Irving, Oak Cliff, University Park, Highland Park, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Flower Mound, Southlake, Keller, Grapevine and Lewisville. Tim Clancy represents individuals charged with a state or federal crime in and around Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Henderson and Tarrant Counties.
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