When a juvenile is accused of a crime, we advocate for the long term implications for a healthy life and restoration to decisions inside the scope of the law. We closely follow the studies and research related to the judgment of teenagers and the impact of their participation in the juvenile justice system and we aggressively seek the best result not only for the specific case at hand, but for the child’s future.
The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) operates on highly regulated guidelines different from other law circuits in the state. They perpetuate goals of transparency and rehabilitation through use of statewide programs and facilities under juvenile designated judges and courts. We will navigate this process in partnership with the family to ensure the State understands the specific circumstances to reach the best outcome.
In the case that there is probable cause to take a child into custody to a Juvenile Processing Office for a suspected crime other than traffic violation, it is the child’s right to be accompanied by their parent, guardian or attorney. Regulations for juvenile’s rights include, but are not limited to, detainment only up to 6 hours, prompt notification to guardian, magistrate reading rights to that child on confession or their right to remain silent. As alternatives to Juvenile Court there are various informal disposition or first offender programs, even if it’s not a first offense, that are encouraged as beginning steps depending on the nature of the incidence being pursued as a crime. Contact Mark Dominic Grosso today and learn more about the Texas Juvenile System at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/cj/juvenile_justice.pdf.