Protecting Your Child’s Rights In The Juvenile Justice System
Teens may make choices that are not always in their best interests. Similarly, juveniles can find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time and get swept into an investigation. When a juvenile has a brush with the law, the consequences can have long-term impact on job, military, and educational opportunities. It is critical for juveniles and their parents to seek the guidance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows how to fight for results.
Here in Texas, the juvenile justice system aims to be rehabilitative instead of punitive, giving children another crack at a productive future. However, without the right representation, children can slip through the cracks and not get the fair treatment that they deserve.
With nearly 20 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and time spent as a prosecutor and judge, there are few juvenile defense attorneys better suited to protect your child’s rights than Keith Gore, Lawyer. He has helped countless clients in Collin County and across North Texas successfully navigate the justice system, and he will bring that experience, focus and determination to help your child and protect their future. Contact him immediately if your child was arrested on charges like:
- Drug charges like marijuana possession
- Minor in possession (MIP) of alcohol or driving under the influence
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated assault
- Burglary of a habitation or burglary of a building
- Terroristic threat
Why The Detention Hearing Is So Important
When a child is arrested in Texas, they are taken to jail, and there is no bond, no matter the offense. The next step is the detention hearing. At this hearing, the judge can decide to move the child to a juvenile detention facility or release the child to the custody of the parents or guardian.
Additionally, this is where the state may attempt to certify the case for adult court if the charges are more serious (such as murder, kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault). It is essential that you work with a lawyer who understands this stage of the proceedings to help your child receive the proper placement instead of jail.
Keith Gore has been through more than 100 criminal jury trials throughout his career and takes a personalized approach to every case. He will keep the focus on helping your child achieve the best and safest outcome through a thorough investigation of the case and evidence.
Representing Your Child In School Disciplinary Matters
Keeping your child in school is key to a bright future. However, many times these cases also have a school disciplinary component as well. If your child’s school is attempting to suspend or expel your child, Keith Gore will aggressively protect their due process rights and fight for the best possible outcome.
Talk To A Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
Work with a lawyer who understands how the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems work. Keith Gore realizes how important it is to achieve a successful outcome for your child, which is why he will never stop fighting for your family. To learn more, call his office in McKinney, Texas, at 972-853-9686 to schedule a consultation.