Juvenile Drug Crime Defense Attorneys Can Make a Difference
The juvenile justice system views drug addiction as a plague on society and the lives of young people. For this reason, drug crimes are dealt with harshly in Texas juvenile courts to nip the problem in the bud.
If your son or daughter was arrested on drug charges, it is important to get competent legal counsel to keep the focus on rehabilitation instead of punishment. The Law Office of Larry McDougal in Richmond represents minors in Fort Bend County juvenile court for all drug-related offenses.
Juvenile Drug Offenses Are Very Serious
Our juvenile defense lawyers have represented juveniles charged with possession of marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and other controlled substances, including codeine syrup (“lean”) and other prescription drugs. We have also represented youths charged with repeat offenses of drug possession or serious crimes such as selling or transporting drugs.
- Youths under the age of 17 who are caught with drugs face automatic suspension of their driver’s license for one year, although a judge can amend the suspension to six months. Juveniles younger than 16 caught with drugs cannot apply for a driver’s license until age 17.
- Juvenile court judges do not mess around when it comes to drug offenses. If a youth on probation for any offense fails a random drug test, he or she will be sent back to a juvenile correctional facility. Even testing positive for marijuana while on supervised release results in lock-up for a minimum of two weeks.
Contact Our Fort Bend County Drug Crime Defense Law Firm
A juvenile drug case can impede a person’s future, resulting in ineligibility for certain academic programs or careers. Our founding attorney, criminal defense attorney Larry P. McDougal Sr., is a former law enforcement officer, prosecutor and municipal court judge who works to mitigate the long-term consequences. He is knowledgeable about treatment programs and other alternatives to overly harsh or counterproductive punishment for youths caught with drugs.