Juveniles: Do Not Let A Drug Charge Ruin Your Future

Young people make mistakes. Sometimes, those mistakes can lead to criminal charges. If convicted, the young person's record can follow him or her into adulthood, causing great disruptions later in life. If you are under 18 and facing drug charges, or if you are a parent of a young person arrested for drugs, it is important to work with an attorney who understands the juvenile justice system.

Based in McKinney, Texas, juvenile drug crimes lawyer Richard Weaver has defended young people in Collin County for 35 years. As a board-certified criminal law attorney, he understands the urgency of these cases. He wants to help children avoid the harsh consequences of a drug crime conviction.

Contact board-certified criminal defense attorney Richard Weaver now to request a free defense consultation.

Handling All Drug Charges Against Juveniles

When young people are accused of drug crimes, the amount of drugs is typically not substantial. They often are caught with their parents' prescription drugs or small amounts of illegal narcotics. Even so, the potential penalties are major. Texas defense attorney Richard Weaver represents children in juvenile court and regular criminal court on charges related to:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug distribution
  • Marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs
  • Xanax
  • Hydrocodone
  • Ritalin
  • OxyContin

A Note On The Juvenile Justice System

The idea behind the juvenile system in Texas is to rehabilitate young people with the hope that they will not offend again. Too often, however, that rehabilitation looks more like punishment, considering the long sentences and permanent records.

Rather than the usual "guilty" or "not guilty" that you hear in adult court, a juvenile is adjudicated "true" or "not true." After that, the case goes to another phase where his or her sentence is determined. As a defense lawyer, Richard Weaver's goal is to help young people avoid juvenile prosecution in the first place. By acting quickly, he may be able to work with the prosecutor to handle the matter outside the system, without the need for the case to ever be filed.

Contact An Experienced Juvenile Defense Lawyer Today

If you or your child has been charged with a drug crime in Collin County, do not hesitate to reach out for legal help. To arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced Texas criminal defense lawyer, call 972-562-0935 or contact Richard Weaver online.

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