When a child is arrested for breaking the law it affects the entire family. The thing to keep in mind is that the Bexar county juvenile justice system is primarily geared toward helping your child and giving you the tools you need to help get them back on track. An experienced attorney will be able to explain the process to you and your child, communicate effectively with your child’s probation officer, and work out the best possible resolution with the state for you and your child. Often the terms of your child’s plea deal will include counseling or other beneficial programs to help ensure that they have the coping mechanisms necessary not to end up back in the system. Call me to talk about your child’s juvenile crime issues, I will spend as much time as you need in our free consultation to explain what you can expect and give you an idea of what to do next.
In the case of more serious or violent crimes, the emphasis shifts to something that is very similar to my emphasis in the adult criminal system- can the state prove what they are alleging? What were the facts of the search and the arrest? Were there any mitigating circumstances that can help to explain to a prosecutor, judge or jury what happened? The rules may be bit different, and the terminology is not quite the same, but your child has constitutional rights that must be protected. I know the law, and I am ready to fight for the rights of your child. Call me today for your free consultation.
Another thing to consider is that there is the possibility of sealing your child’s records. Call the Law Offices of Shawn H. Smith to inquire about the possibility of sealing your child’s juvenile record.
Shawn Smith is an experienced Criminal Defense attorney serving the counties of Bexar, Guadalupe, Hays, Comal, Wilson and more. Call today for your free consultation, available nights and weekends for your convenience.