Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Texas Juvenile Sex Offenses Lawyer

Juveniles accused of sex crimes face more potential consequences than crimes committed in other categories. If your child is under the age of 17 and has been accused of committing a sex crime, please contact our office immediately to learn how the law offices of the Houston Criminal Attorney may be able to help your case.

Texas considers Juvenile crimes in Houston to be those crimes committed by persons at least 10 years of age and under the age of 17. However, when the crime is as serious as a sex crime, it is possible for them to be tried in an adult court. In an adult court, they will be judged as an adult and will not have the same protections as a juvenile.

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Juveniles are tried in either Juvenile District or County Courts. Juveniles are released from county or state custody based upon their case circumstances.

The severity of the punishment will be based upon the “sanction level guidelines.” Juveniles may receive a sentence to go to a juvenile detention center until they reach age 17 when they will be transferred to adult prison. Specifically with regard to sex offenses, they may also be required to register as a sex offender until they are twenty-eight years of age.

Contact our office today to speak with a Houston juvenile sex crimes lawyer to discuss your juvenile’s case today.