Juvenile law can be simply described as the intersection of Texas Criminal Law and the Texas Family Code. However, attorneys who regularly practice juvenile law know it is more complex than that. The attorneys at Andor, Goheen, O’Toole, Wadas & Gonzalez, P.L.L.C., The Collin County Law Group, have the training and experience to help you and your child through the juvenile process in Collin County.
In Texas, the Juvenile Law process was designed to be entirely different and distinct from the adult criminal justice system. If you or your child becomes involved in the juvenile justice system, it means your child has been accused of violating the Penal Code, local ordinances, school regulations, or any number of “special” offenses located in unexpected areas of the law such as the Education, Government, or Insurance Codes. You should not think about these cases the same way you think about their adult counterparts and the lawyer you hire for your child should not treat them the same way they handle adult cases.
Law enforcement and the government follow different procedures when dealing with juveniles and you need representation that understands those differences and can plan an effective defense. At The Collin County Law Group our attorneys, with years of experience both prosecuting and defending juveniles and who regularly practice law in Collin County’s juvenile court, are ready to help you navigate this difficult time. We can help you understand how the process will unfold and how best to defend your child.