Defending Minors Against Serious Accusations in Juvenile Court
If your child has been accused of a juvenile offense, what happens next could have a major impact on his or her future. It is important to retain a lawyer who is prepared to protect your child's interests and ensure that he or she is treated fairly by the juvenile justice system.
I am Sylvia A. Cavazos, a San Antonio juvenile defense lawyer serving clients throughout south-central Texas. As a former assistant district attorney who prosecuted cases in juvenile court, I understand how the juvenile system works and how to safeguard my clients' rights.
Guiding Clients Through the Juvenile Justice System in Texas
The juvenile court system deals with most of the same offenses that are prosecuted as crimes in the adult justice system, but juvenile proceedings are very different from criminal trials. I have the experience to effectively defend minors against charges such as:
- Theft and shoplifting
- Drug possession and distribution
- Prescription drug offenses
- Assault and sexual assault
- Vandalism and graffiti offenses
- Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
- Aggravated assault with a weapon
- Gang-related crimes
The official purpose of the juvenile court system is to rehabilitate minors who are found to be "delinquent" in order to prevent them from becoming criminal offenders as adults. Juvenile detention is only supposed to be used as a last resort and as a temporary measure.
In any juvenile matter, I work closely with both the parents and the child to pursue the best possible outcome. While my legal duty is to the child, I understand the central role of the parents in any juvenile case, and I will commit myself to helping you help your child.
Del Rio Defense Lawyer · Theft, Shoplifting, Drug Possession · 210-468-1130
If your child is facing juvenile charges of any type, it is important to retain an experienced lawyer right away. To schedule a free one-hour consultation to discuss what I can do to protect your child's rights, please contact my office at 210-468-1130 or by e-mail.