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TexasJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Houston County, Texas

In the juvenile justice system in Houston County, Texas, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Houston County, Texas, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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William R Pemberton

William R Pemberton
William R. Pemberton, P.C.
PO Box 1112
Crockett, TX 75835
Licensed for 49 years, William R Pemberton is a Criminal Appellate Law and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas Scho... read more >

Joe Edgar Griffith Jr

Joe Edgar Griffith Jr
Griffith & Griffith, P.C.
514 E Houston Ave
Crockett, TX 75835
Licensed for 29 years, Joe Edgar Griffith Jr is a Estate and Probate Law and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Elaine Berkeley

Elaine Berkeley
Griffith & Griffith, P.C.
514 E Houston Ave
Crockett, TX 75835
Licensed for 19 years, Elaine Berkeley is a Estate and Probate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >

David E Cervantes

David E Cervantes
David E. Cervantes, PC
404 S 8th St
Crockett, TX 75835
Licensed for 24 years, David E Cervantes is a Estate and Probate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Utah S.J. Q... read more >

Julie C Howell

Julie C Howell
PO Box 1173
Crockett, TX 75835
Licensed for 39 years, Julie C Howell is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Christopher Grier

Christopher Grier
Attorney at Law
PO Box 225
Grapeland, TX 75844
Licensed for 21 years, Christopher Grier is a Estate and Probate Law and Business Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Juvenile Defense Specialty Areas

Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

TCDLA has a proud history of supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers in the the state while advocating for the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas are active within this organization.


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