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Juvenile Justice

Defending Youth

When your child is accused of a crime, a great deal is at stake. As a parent, you are not only worried about the impact your child today, but also afraid of how criminal charges will change their future. These concerns are justified. Because juvenile records, even when sealed, never go away entirely. 

The juvenile justice system in Texas operates differently than the criminal justice system adults experience. Judges in juvenile courts must balance public safety with the best interests of the child accused of an offense, which means youths do not have the same constitutional protections given to adults. 

If your son or daughter is facing a criminal charge, you should never try to handle the situation on your own. The legal professionals at Morais Kim Law understand how the Texas Juvenile Justice Department operates and proudly defends the rights of children charged with delinquency, holding the State to its burden of proof, presenting all evidence that tells your child's side of the story. We accept a broad range of criminal cases including:  

  • Assault charges
  • Drug possession and consumption
  • Underage alcohol possession and consumption
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Sexual offenses
  • Theft and burglary
  • Truancy and other school-related crimes

Preventative Counseling

Morais Kim Law assists parents, and other family members help guide children before the legal system becomes involved. Our attorney, Michellé Placzek is frequently invited to speak to youth at schools and other gatherings on such topics as jury service, careers in law, juvenile justice. When appropriate, she elicits the assistance of police, public officials and court personnel to discuss, and in some cases experience, the consequences some choices may produce. The result is a realistic dialogue about the complicated world in which teens are living today.

Contact Morais Kim Law

If your child has been charged with a crime, you cannot afford to go it alone. You need a skilled Texas family law attorney to advise and guide you and your child through the juvenile justice process. At Morais Kim Law, we know how fast-paced the juvenile justice system can be and act quickly to protect and advocate for your child. To discuss how we might help, please call 713-515-8830 or email michelle@moraiskimlaw.com.