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Juvenile Law Attorney in Cleburne

Protecting the Rights of Juveniles for Nearly Two Decades

For a minor who is under the age of 18, committing a crime has distinctly different consequences than if the same crime had been committed by an adult. Minors charged with crimes are sent through a unique juvenile law process that is entirely separate from the traditional legal system. If your child has been arrested for a criminal violation, you will need experienced representation from a Cleburne criminal defense attorney that is familiar with juvenile law litigation. Contact Attorney Kimberly A. Baker today to begin understanding your options and how to construct a powerful defense case.

Common Forms of Juvenile Crimes

Virtually any type of crime may be processed through the juvenile system as long as it is committed by someone under the age of 18. Some criminal violations that are more frequently committed by minors than others include:

  • Vandalism
  • Shoplifting and theft
  • Assault and battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Drug crimes

In cases involving particularly violent or harsh crimes, such as rape, murder, and grand theft, the juvenile court could be completely bypassed. Instead, the minor will be charged as if they were an adult and face the same exact litigation and punishments any other adult would. This procedure is understandably controversial and could be challenged by an experienced Cleburne criminal defense lawyer such as Attorney Baker.

Avoid the Harsh Punishments of Juvenile Convictions

Whereas an adult who is convicted of a crime will face financial penalties or jail and prison sentences, minors who are convicted in a juvenile court can face an entirely different set of penalties. However, the punishments can be severely damaging in their own ways.

Penalties for juvenile convictions typically include:

  • House arrest
  • Placement with another guardian
  • Juvenile detention or jail
  • Restrictive probation
  • Counseling
  • Community service

Additionally, if the crime your child committed caused physical or emotional damages, they may be slapped with high fines. In most cases, the minor does not have the means to pay the fines themselves and it becomes their parents' legal responsibilities to pay the compensation.

Dependable Juvenile Law Attorney in Cleburne

Attorney Kimberly Baker has more than 18 years of experience working with the parents and guardians of minors accused of crimes of all sorts. With her uncommon understanding of the juvenile law system, she is able to organize, strategize, and represent your case with an efficiency that many other criminal defense lawyers cannot hope to claim. It is her firm belief that kids are prone to making mistakes as they learn and grow, and that they should not have to face lifelong punishments for making them.

Contact Attorney Baker today if you have any issues with juvenile crime violations. The sooner you do, the sooner you will find much-needed relief.

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