San Antonio Juvenile Crime Lawyer
Protecting Minors Who Are Accused of Crimes
Young people tend to make mistakes as they pass through their adolescent
years. As minors, they do not yet have the sound judgment that adults
do. As a result, they oftentimes end up making decisions that they later
regret, such as decisions to commit crimes or violate the law in more
minor ways. In other cases, minors may be unfairly targeted by adults
who are quick to blame teenagers. In either case, it is important for
juvenile criminal matters or juvenile delinquency matters be handled by
a skilled attorney.
My name is
Kerrisa Chelkowski, and I am a San Antonio criminal defense attorney who provides defense
for young people who are charged with juvenile crimes.
It is my goal to help minor defendants protect their rights and their futures. Any criminal history can end up jeopardizing a young person's future
opportunities (such as those related to employment or higher education),
so it is important that every step is taken to avoid adjudication (or
a finding of guilt in juvenile court).
Examples of Juvenile Offenses
There are all types of offenses that minors can be accused of in the state
of Texas. Some of these include the following:
Assault/battery (such as from fighting)
- Criminal mischief
Drug crimes (such as illegal drug possession)
- Driving without a license
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
Theft (including shoplifting)
- Underage alcohol possession or consumption
- Use of a fake ID
- Vandalism (including graffiti)
- Violation of curfew laws
The penalties for juvenile crimes vary, depending on the severity of the
offense. A juvenile offender might simply have to do community service
and complete a rehabilitative program, or he or she may end up with a
more serious sentence, such as months or years of confinement. Juveniles
accused of the most serious crimes may even be tried and sentenced as adults.
Qualified San Antonio DWI Lawyer
If your child is facing juvenile charges, do not take any chances with
your legal representation. Make sure you work with a qualified legal professional
who is fully aware of how the juvenile court system works.
Contact my firm so I can provide you with the high-quality defense that is needed in your
juvenile crime case!