Gang-Related Offenses and Minors
If your child has been accused of a gang-related offense, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who can protect his or her rights and work toward a positive case result - one that does not involve a conviction and criminal record. At the Martinez Law Firm, we are committed to representing juvenile defendants throughout Houston in the face of gang crime allegations. These offenses are often very serious, and we understand that providing the highest quality legal service and personalized attention is of the utmost importance. Although the juvenile justice system in Texas is generally geared toward rehabilitation as opposed to punishment, gang crimes and other serious felony crimes may place a juvenile in danger of harsh penalties.
Our law firm can offer you a confidential consultation to discuss the exact circumstances that surround your son or daughter's charges. Your child may have been accused of vandalism,
theft, a weapons offense or any violent crime that may be considered to be related to gang activity. In these situations, your child may be in danger of facing such penalties as:
- Confinement in a juvenile detention center
- Community service
- Mandatory counseling, therapy or rehabilitation
If a minor is close to the age of 18 or has committed a felony offense, he or she may be in danger of being tried as an adult. Ensuring you have the best possible defense counsel for your child is of the utmost importance in the face of allegations of any gang-related offense. Make sure your child has the opportunity at a bright future free from a juvenile conviction by involving a juvenile defense attorney immediately.