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In the juvenile justice system in 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 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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Gerald Harris Goldstein

Gerald Harris Goldstein
Goldstein & Orr
310 S St Mary's St 2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Fellow
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Life Member,
Past President (1994-1995)
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Gerald "Gerry" Harris Goldstein is a nationally known and respected defense lawyer. His high-profile clients have included a U.S. Congressma... read more >

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Goldstein & Orr
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Fellow
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Life Member,
Past President (2009-2010)
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Member,
Past President (2003)

Cynthia Eva Orr is a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney. She is double Board Certified in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appell... read more >

Stephen Lyle Hamilton

Stephen Lyle Hamilton
HamiltonGrant PC
812 Main Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
Call 806-444-4444
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
Founding Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
Lifetime Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
General Member

With Offices in Lubbock, Amarillo and Midland/ Odessa Attorney Stephen Hamilton is a partner and Trial Attorney at HamiltonGrant PC Stephen ... read more >

David B Sloane

David B Sloane
Law Offices of David Sloane
933 West Weatherford Street suite 220
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Call 817-810-0088
100% focus on marijuana highway interdiction cases... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
David B Sloane
Lifetime Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
David B Sloane
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David B Sloane
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Kevin Bennett

Kevin Bennett
The Law Office of Kevin Bennett
1411 West Ave Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
Call 512-476-4626
Kevin Bennett is committed to guiding his clients through the legal process with as little stress as possible.... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Kevin Bennett
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kevin Bennett
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Kevin Bennett
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Kevin Bennett
Member
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Kevin Bennett
Member

Elizabeth Fawn Wiggins

Elizabeth Fawn Wiggins
Law Office of Michael J. Price
310 South Austin Avenue #100
Georgetown, TX 78626
Call 512-354-1880
Diligence. Dedication. Defense.... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Elizabeth Fawn Wiggins
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Elizabeth Fawn Wiggins
Member

Matt Horak

Matt Horak
Horak Law
1790 Hughes Landing Blvd #400
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Call 713-225-8000
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Matt Horak
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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National College for DUI Defense
Matt Horak
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Matt Horak
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Matt Horak
Member

Matt Horak has been practicing criminal law in Texas for more than a decade. He began his career as a former Assistant District Attorney for... read more >

Michael J. Price

Michael J. Price
Law Office of Michael J. Price P.C.
310 S Austin Ave #100
Georgetown, TX 78626
Call 512-354-1880
Michael J. Price has over 15 years experience strictly within Texas criminal defense. He is a dedicated attorney who is focused on making st... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Michael J. Price
Member

Brian A Benken

Brian A Benken
Benken Law
3515 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77004
Call 713-223-4051
Licensed private investigator and esteemed criminal defense attorney serving Harris County.... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Brian A Benken
Member

Greg Torres

Greg Torres
Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC
15851 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
Call 972-972-8869
The Law Offices of David Sloane is the premier marijuana defense firm defending Felony Highway Interdiction cases statewide, including the T... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Greg Torres
Lifetime Member

Jonathan Gracia

Jonathan Gracia
The Gracia Law Firm
932 E Van Buren St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Call 956-504-2211
Jonathan Gracia is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Brownsville who also serves as a Justice of the Peace in Cameron County. Not ... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Jonathan Gracia
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Abasi Daudi

Abasi Daudi
Goldstein & Orr
310 S St Mary's St Ste 2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
Abasi Daudi Major began his criminal defense career learning under the tutelage of Cynthia E. Orr and Gerald H. Goldstein. As a clerk, he wo... read more >

James Gary Sullivan

James Gary Sullivan
James Sullivan and Associates
12345 Jones Rd., Suite 288
Houston, TX 77070
Licensed for 26 years, James Gary Sullivan is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Kevin Lloyd Collins

Kevin Lloyd Collins
600 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 30 years, Kevin Lloyd Collins is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Missouri School of ... read more >

William B Connolly

William B Connolly
Connolly & Shireman LLP
2211 Norfolk St Ste 737
Houston, TX 77098
Licensed for 41 years, William B Connolly is a Juvenile Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Christopher Neal Allen

Christopher Neal Allen
Law Office of Chris Allen
430 N Main St
Conroe, TX 77301
Licensed for 19 years, Christopher Neal Allen is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School o... read more >

Doug Murphy

Doug Murphy
Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C.
902 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 21 years, Doug Murphy is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern... read more >

Mark Ryan Thiessen

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Thiessen Law Firm
1221 Studewood
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 17 years, Mark Ryan Thiessen is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Frank C. Powell

Frank C. Powell
Evans & Powell, PLLC
430 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
Frank C. Powell is a DUI / DWI and Appellate Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Edward A Mallett

Edward A Mallett
Mallett Saper Berg, LLP
4306 Yoakum Blvd Suite 400
Houston, TX 77006
Licensed for 50 years, Edward A Mallett is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >

Terri R Zimmermann

Terri R Zimmermann
Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann, P.C.
770 S Post Oak Ln Ste 620
Houston, TX 77056
Licensed for 28 years, Terri R Zimmermann is a Sex Crimes and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Tad A Nelson

Tad A Nelson
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates
1221 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 29 years, Tad A Nelson is a Drug Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley ... read more >

Gilbert G. Garcia

Gilbert G. Garcia
The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm
220 N Thompson Suite 202
Conroe, TX 77301
Licensed for 42 years, Gilbert G. Garcia is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Franklyn Mickelsen Jr

Franklyn Mickelsen Jr
Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes LLP
2600 State St.
Dallas, TX 75204
Licensed for 30 years, Franklyn Mickelsen Jr is a Federal Crimes and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Jordan E. Lewis

Jordan E. Lewis
Flood Lewis & Associates, Inc.
2019 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
Licensed for 12 years, Jordan E. Lewis is a Marijuana Law and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Lydia Clay-Jackson

Lydia Clay-Jackson
The Law Office of L. Clay-Jackson, P.L.L.C.
504 West Lewis Street
Conroe, TX 77301
Licensed for 35 years, Lydia Clay-Jackson is a Federal Crimes and Police Misconduct lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Rose M Zebell

Rose M Zebell
Law Office of Rose Zebell-Sosa
8403 TX-151 Ste 104 # 735
San Antonio, TX 78245
Licensed for 22 years, Rose M Zebell is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Terri L. Pearce

Terri L. Pearce
Law Office of Terri Pearce
4500 Mercantile Plaza, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Licensed for 28 years, Terri L. Pearce is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Grant Matthew Scheiner

Grant Matthew Scheiner
Scheiner Law Group, P.C.
2211 Norfolk St Suite 735
Houston, TX 77098
Licensed for 28 years, Grant Matthew Scheiner is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Russell David Hunt Jr

Russell David Hunt Jr
Law offices of Russ Hunt Jr
310 S Austin Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626
Licensed for 26 years, Russell David Hunt Jr is a Criminal Defense and International Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School... read more >

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr

John J.
The Ritenour Law Firm, P.C.
115 E. Travis Street Suite 746
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 25 years, John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of L... read more >

James Abel

James Abel
Law Office of Christopher Abel
4315 Windsor Centre Trl Suite 300
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Licensed for 16 years, James Abel is a DUI / DWI and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >

Martin LeNoir

Martin LeNoir
The Law Offices of Martin LeNoir
3300 Oak Lawn Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75219
Licensed for 43 years, Martin LeNoir is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Deandra Michelle Grant

Deandra Michelle Grant
Hamilton Grant PC
800 East Campbell Road, Suite 110
Richardson, TX 75081
Licensed for 27 years, Deandra Michelle Grant is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida College of Phar... read more >

Wayne T Hill

Wayne T Hill
Hill Law Firm
4615 Southwest Fwy #600
Houston, TX 77027
Licensed for 42 years, Wayne T Hill is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Richard Keith Oliver

Richard Keith Oliver
Rick Oliver Attorney at Law
1221 Studewood St Ste 205
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 13 years, Richard Keith Oliver is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Larry P McDougal

Larry P McDougal
Law Office of Larry P. McDougal
809 Houston St
Richmond, TX 77469
Licensed for 30 years, Larry P McDougal is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Daniel W Kossmann

Daniel W Kossmann
Dan Kossmann, Attorney at Law
303 N Carroll Blvd Ste 234
Denton, TX 76201
Licensed for 35 years, Daniel W Kossmann is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >

Neal Andrew Davis

Neal Andrew Davis
Neal Davis Law Firm, PLLC
1545 Heights Blvd Suite 700
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 21 years, Neal Andrew Davis is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Greg Gladden

Greg Gladden
Law Office of Greg Gladden
3017 Houston Avenue
Houston, TX 77009
Licensed for 42 years, Greg Gladden is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Sout... read more >

Paul C Looney

Paul C Looney
Looney & Conrad, P.C.
11767 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
Licensed for 30 years, Paul C Looney is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Cody Lee Cofer

Cody Lee Cofer
COFER LUSTER LAW FIRM, PC
300 Burnett St., Suite 130 Suite 130
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Licensed for 12 years, Cody Lee Cofer is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Bruce Edward Anton

Bruce Edward Anton
Sorrels, Udashen, & Anton
2311 Cedar Springs Rd Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75201
Licensed for 41 years, Bruce Edward Anton is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >

Wessley T Ball

Wessley T Ball
Ball & Hase, P.C.
4025 Woodland Park Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76013
Licensed for 40 years, Wessley T Ball is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Joseph Francis Hoelscher II

Joseph Francis Hoelscher II
Hoelscher Law Office
3030 Nacogdoches Suite 222G
San Antonio, TX 78217
Licensed for 13 years, Joseph Francis Hoelscher II is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Baylor University School of Law,... read more >

Laura A Peterson

Laura A Peterson
Humphreys & Peterson PLLC
11300 N Central Expy Ste 430
Dallas, TX 75243
Licensed for 31 years, Laura A Peterson is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Virginia School of Law... read more >

Steven Todd Jumes

Steven Todd Jumes
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76028
Licensed for 24 years, Steven Todd Jumes is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended White Collar Investigation and Legal T... read more >

Jeremy Fredrick Rosenthal

Jeremy Fredrick Rosenthal
4500 Eldorado Pkwy Suite 3100
McKinney, TX 75070
Licensed for 19 years, Jeremy Fredrick Rosenthal is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >

Megan Elizabeth Roper

Megan Elizabeth Roper
JBabb Criminal Defense
800 E Campbell Road Ste. 300
Richardson, TX 75081
Licensed for 9 years, Megan Elizabeth Roper is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Patrick T Peranteau

Patrick T Peranteau
Masson & Peranteau, PLLC
310 S Saint Marys St Suite 1290
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 33 years, Patrick T Peranteau is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
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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.



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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.


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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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