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Juvenile Defense

Has your child been charged with a juvenile offense? Are you worried this charge could ruin their future?

Hiring an attorney who understands the juvenile court system can make all the difference.

Attorneys Paul Doyle and Trevor Sharon in Houston, TX, can ensure your child's rights, freedom, and future are protected.

Has Your Child Been Detained by Authorities? Call Our Houston, TX, Law Office
To Book a Free Case Review

A juvenile in Texas is considered anyone under the age of 17. If your child is being detained, they are not in jail so you cannot post bond as you would for an adult. To get them out, you have to attend a juvenile detention hearing. Contacting an attorney who deals with cases involving juvenile court should be your first step in getting your child out of holding.

How Paul Doyle and Associates Can Help Your Child


Paul Doyle is a former prosecutor who can handle your child's juvenile charges aggressively and with commitment. He and his team work hard behind the scenes for the best possible resolution.

Don't Let Your Child's Future Be Jeopardized

Contact Our Houston, Texas, Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation

Don't gamble with your child's future if they are being faced with criminal charges. Attorneys Paul Doyle and Trevor Sharon have successfully defended several high-profile cases and are not afraid of a challenge. They will fight to protect the rights, freedom, and future of your child and do everything they can to ensure a successful outcome.

Don't leave your child's future in the hands of a public defender. Hire our lawyers to defend the person who matters to you most. If you need criminal defense for your child, contact our Houston, Texas, firm today and request your free consultation. You can reach out online or call:


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"Paul Doyle and Associates are extremely professional and always willing to help. They helped my father and I through a case and although the case was very daunting, they worked with us and made sure we got through it unscathed. I am very grateful for their excellent hard work that got us the result we wanted. Cant recommend them enough!"

Aqib Choudhry, 2021 5-Star Review

The Myth About Juvenile Criminal Charges


Many parents believe if their child is under the age of 18 when they are charged, they will not be tried as an adult or their record will be cleared once they turn 18. However, depending on the severity of the criminal offense, or if your child is a habitual offender, they could be tried as an adult and moved to an adult prison system when they turn 18 to finish their sentence.

Types of Charges Our Juvenile Defense Attorneys Handle

The type of charges brought against your child will affect the harshness of punishment the court pursues. There are two types of conduct the Texas court system classifies: conduct indicating a need for supervision (CINS) and delinquent conduct. Houston attorneys Paul Doyle and Trevor Sharon aggressively defend the rights of juvenile clients in all types of juvenile court cases.


The crimes under this category are lesser offenses that do not require juvenile detention. Examples of CINS offenses are truancy, lesser alcohol-related offenses, and sexting. Punishment for these offenses includes treatment programs for substance abuse or emotional trauma, and for more serious offenses, probation may be required. Even if your child is sentenced to probation, they cannot be sent to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) for a CINS offense.

Delinquent Conduct

These are more serious criminal offenses that result in harsher punishments. Typically a child charged with delinquent conduct will have to go through the juvenile court system and punishment could include up to two years of probation, or for more serious offenses, time at TJJD. Hiring a juvenile defense attorney is especially important if your child has been charged with delinquent conduct such as DWI, sexual abuse, drug possession, theft, or assault.

What Can I Do As a Parent?

If your child has been charged and detained, you have rights and responsibilities that can help them through this stressful time.

"Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is the best way to ensure your child's future is protected."
"Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is the best way to ensure your child's future is protected."

Hire An Attorney

Hiring a lawyer to build your child's criminal defense should be one of the first steps you take.

Visit Your Child

You can visit and talk to your child during their detainment. This is going to be important for both you and your child's emotional and mental well-being.

Attend the Hearing

You should attend all hearings and proceedings.

Give Them Guidance

You and your attorney should give your child guidance on how to comply with juvenile court orders and general behavior throughout the proceedings.

Expungement For Your Juvenile


Your child could face issues in their future endeavors if they have a criminal conviction on their record. Our Houston attorneys can fight to get your child's record sealed or expunged, which opens up opportunities for their future careers, education, and personal interests.

Sealed Record

A sealed record can help your child pursue further education, a career, and housing since the public will be unable to access their criminal record. However, a sealed record does not hide the conviction from police departments or immigration agencies.

Expunged Record

An expunged record is the goal for any offender. If your record is expunged, neither the public nor law enforcement agencies can view your criminal history. Having an expunged record is essentially like you never committed the crime in the first place. If your child's charge has a possibility of being expunged, our attorneys will work tirelessly to get this order from the judge. An expunged record is the best way your child can secure a promising future.

A Trusted Harris County Law Firm

“I’ve got a real good lawyer, one of the best in the country... He did a good job.”

- Vince Young


Paul Doyle

Paul Doyle & Associates

Paul Doyle & Associates was named "The Best of the Best in Criminal Defense" by the Houston Chronicle in 2021. No matter the criminal charges you face, attorney Paul Doyle and his team can defend your rights and, if necessary, represent you in court. Paul Doyle is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

Request a free consultation with our firm right now by contacting us online or by calling (713) 228-9200.

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