Houston Juvenile Crimes Lawyer


If your child has been charged with an offense, you need legal representation. Attorney James Alston can help defend against the criminal charges and protect your family. You deserve an aggressive advocate that will fight for your child. Contact James Alston Law today for a consultation and to discuss your legal options.

Defending Juveniles Arrested in Houston

Juvenile crimes are handled differently than adult crimes in the State of Texas. Offenses involving minors are managed under the Juvenile Justice Code in the Texas Family Code. A child under the code is defined as someone:

  • “ten years of age or older and under 17 years of age; or
  • Seventeen years of age or older and under 18 years of age who is alleged or found to have become in delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision as a result of acts committed before becoming 17 years of age.”

Fighting Houston Juvenile Charges

As a juvenile, if you are charged with a crime, you can still be taken into custody and may have your case heard through a juvenile court. These court proceedings can determine your future. Even lesser charges (those which would not be a crime if committed by an adult) can have serious consequences. Some of the most common juvenile crimes include:

  • Running away from home
  • Delinquent conduct
  • Violation of student conduct standards
  • Violation of juvenile curfew ordinance or order
  • Breach of a provision of the Alcoholic Beverage Code
  • Traffic offenses
  • Vandalism
  • Trespassing

Hiring an Experienced Juvenile Crimes Attorney

You need to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney if your child has been arrested or detained for a crime. Your child has rights. You need a legal advocate that will fight to protect your child and your family. A judge can order a child into protective custody for the child’s welfare or in the interest of public safety. Without the help of a leading juvenile offense lawyer, your child could be removed from your custody.

No matter what the circumstances of your child’s case, Attorney James Alston can help. He is a former state and federal prosecutor, well-versed in handling juvenile cases. He will work hard to get the charges against your child reduced or dismissed. Contact James Alston Law today to schedule a consultation. Call (713) 228-1400 to discuss your child’s options and get the help you need.