Angleton Juvenile Law Attorney
Detention Hearings | Criminal Proceedings
In the state of Texas, children under the age of 17 who are involved in illegal activity fall within the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts, with limited exceptions. The juvenile law system differs dramatically from the adult criminal justice system. The penalties are not the same, and the children have fewer constitutional rights than an adult. If your minor child faces juvenile law charges, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your interests as soon as possible. It is imperative that an aggressive lawyer works to protect your child’s rights.
At the Law Office of Mark B. Jones, we bring more than 18 years of practice experience to individuals in south Texas, including minors being prosecuted in the juvenile courts. We understand that every legal situation is different and take the time to learn the details of your case, as well as your goals, so that we can tailor our representation to get the outcome you want.
Attorney Jones has substantial trial experience and can aggressively protect your rights in juvenile court. We also know when it will be in your best interests to seek a plea agreement and will use our negotiation skills to help you get the best possible outcome.
Our Texas Juvenile Law Practice
We defend juveniles charged with any type of felony or misdemeanor, including:
- Alcohol-related offenses, such as minors in possession or driving under the influence of alcohol
- Theft crimes, such as burglary, robbery, or shoplifting
- Drug offenses, from possession, to trafficking, to manufacturing or cultivation
- Violent crimes, including assault or battery
- Property offenses, from vandalism to malicious destruction of property
When you hire us to handle a juvenile court matter, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your case, including the actions of law enforcement officers. We will verify that there was probable cause for any search or seizure, and that all evidence against you was legally obtained. We will also confirm that you were notified of your rights if taken into custody.
We represent juveniles in all types of proceedings, from detention hearings and trial, to sentencing or probation proceedings. We will also be your representative in any dealings with juvenile programs.
Contact Our Office
To schedule a confidential consultation, contact us online or call us at (979) 849-8077. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. Our office is located two blocks south of the courthouse in Angleton, TX. We accept credit cards and offer payment plans.