Consequences of a Juvenile Crime
Saddling a juvenile with a serious criminal record before they reach the legal age of adulthood can have serious long-term consequences. Leaving a juvenile in the system to “learn a lesson” can also be a tragically poor decision, as the child spends an increasing amount of time with young criminals instead of being shown the positive role models to which every young person should aspire.
Some juvenile crimes are not automatically sealed and can even count as strikes in adulthood, leaving little defense against a long prison sentence in the face of Texas state’s Three Strikes Law. A juvenile convicted of a strike crime as a teenager, could face a prison sentence nearly twice as long in adulthood for a felony as simple as drug possession or a deadly car accident. Two felony convictions as an adult could result in a lifetime prison sentence.
Contact an Experienced Defense Attorney Jim Renforth
The Law Offices of Jim Renforth is here to help. We offer free and confidential consultations to juveniles and their families throughout the Tarrant county including Fort Worth, Artington, Bedford, Call (817) 877-0401 today for free consultation!