Helping Your Kids When They Get Into Trouble
Let Us Help To Put Your Mind At Ease
Part of growing up is making mistakes. Children often push their boundaries while they are young, before they can fully grasp the consequences of their actions. In Texas, all but the most serious juvenile cases are not handled in criminal court; rather, they are civil matters.
As a result, it is crucial to work with a juvenile defense attorney in Denton who is familiar with how these cases are handled. Brent D. Bowen Attorney At Law is well-versed in working in the juvenile court system.
What Are The Key Differences?
It used to be that “juvenile delinquency” was a catch-all term for young people who ran afoul of the law or school rules, separate from adults who would be charged with crimes. Nowadays, the rules are much clearer, and the distinctions between minors charged over juvenile offenses compared to adults facing criminal charges are clear.
A major difference is the terminology. Children are “taken into custody” or “detained,” rather than being arrested — though the effect is much the same. Law enforcement does not require a warrant to detain a child. In order for them to be released into the custody of their parents or guardians, a judge must preside over a detention hearing.
It is natural to feel overwhelmed when your child finds himself or herself in this situation. Fortunately, there is help available. At The Law Office of Brent D. Bowen Attorney At Law, our phones are answered around the clock so that people who need immediate help can get answers to their questions. Additionally, we offer free consultations to our juvenile law clients and their families.
Call today to learn more about the firm’s services. We can be reached at (940) 222-2488 — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You also may email us your contact information via our online form.