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TexasJuvenile Defense Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas

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
Gerald "Gerry" Harris Goldstein is a nationally known and respected defense lawyer. His high-profile clients have included a U.S. Congressma... read more >
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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
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Member

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
Cynthia Eva Orr is a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney. She is double Board Certified in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appell... read more >
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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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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Life Member,
Past President (2009-2010)
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Texas Bar College
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Member
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Founding Member,
Past President (1999)
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Member,
Past President (2003)

Abasi Daudi

Abasi Daudi
Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & 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 >

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 >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Kevin Lloyd Collins
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Lisa Katherine Jarrett

Lisa Katherine Jarrett
436th Judicial District Court
235 E Mitchell St
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 27 years, Lisa Katherine Jarrett is a Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... 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 >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

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 >
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Joseph Francis Hoelscher II
Member

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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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Patrick T Peranteau
Member

Brent R. Hardy

Brent R. Hardy
Law Office of Brent R. Hardy
8000 IH 10 West STE. 600
San Antonio, TX 78230
Licensed for 30 years, Brent R. Hardy is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Brent R. Hardy
Associate Member

Don Herbert Flanary III

Don Herbert Flanary III
Flanary Law Firm
1005 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 16 years, Don Herbert Flanary III is a Federal Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of... read more >
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Don Herbert Flanary III
Board of Directors

Blakely Ian Mohr

Blakely Ian Mohr
The Mohr Law Firm, PLLC
3030 Nacogdoches Rd. Suite 222C
San Antonio, TX 78217
Licensed for 13 years, Blakely Ian Mohr is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Wesleyan University School of La... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Blakely Ian Mohr
Member

George A Scharmen II

George A Scharmen II
Law offices of George Scharmen
315 Dwyer Ave
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 47 years, George A Scharmen II is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
George A Scharmen II
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Patrick L. Hancock

Patrick L. Hancock
Law Offices of Patrick L Hancock
1800 McCullough
San Antonio, TX 78212
Licensed for 32 years, Patrick L. Hancock is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Patrick L. Hancock
Member

Wyatt Wyatt Wright

Wyatt Wyatt Wright
Wayne Wright, LLP
5707 W Interstate 10
San Antonio, TX 78201
Licensed for 7 years, Wyatt Wyatt Wright is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Wyatt Wyatt Wright
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Juan Carlos Hernandez

Juan Carlos Hernandez
Law Office of Juan Carlos Hernández
315 Dwyer Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 23 years, Juan Carlos Hernandez is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended St. Mary's School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Juan Carlos Hernandez
Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law

John T. Hunter

John T. Hunter
Hunter, Lane & Jampala
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 8 years, John T. Hunter is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
John T. Hunter
Member

Christopher Peng

Christopher Peng
Law Office of Christopher Peng
319 S. Flores, Ste #107
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 10 years, Christopher Peng is a Immigration Law and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended St. Mary's University Schoo... read more >

Jesus Ramiro Lopez

Jesus Ramiro Lopez
Law Offices of Jesus R. Lopez
8941 Willmon Way
San Antonio, TX 78239
Licensed for 17 years, Jesus Ramiro Lopez is a Commercial Real Estate Law and Probate lawyer who attended Baylor University... read more >

Amanda Inez Hernandez

Amanda Inez Hernandez
Flanary Law Firm, PLLC
1005 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 4 years, Amanda Inez Hernandez is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University Doctor of... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Amanda Inez Hernandez
Member

George Bruce Dombart

George Bruce Dombart
Law Office of George B. Dombart
310 S. St. Mary's St., Suite 1910 Tower Life Building
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 18 years, George Bruce Dombart is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer... read more >
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Texas Bar College
George Bruce Dombart
Member

Edgar R. Baez

Edgar R. Baez
The Law Office of Edgardo R. Baez, Jr.
300 Convent St #1330
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 15 years, Edgar R. Baez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Univer... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Edgar R. Baez
Member

Paul J Smith

Paul J Smith
Law Office of Paul J. Smith
926 Chulie Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216
Licensed for 35 years, Paul J Smith is a Criminal Defense and Legal Malpractice lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Paul J Smith
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Robert Steve Wilson

Robert Steve Wilson
The Law Office of Robert Steve Wilson, PLLC
3030 Nacogdoches Rd Ste 222 C
San Antonio, TX 78217
Licensed for 8 years, Robert Steve Wilson is a Child Custody / Visitation and Divorce lawyer who attended St. Mary's Law School... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Robert Steve Wilson
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Chad Peter Van Brunt

Chad Peter Van Brunt
1005 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 11 years, Chad Peter Van Brunt is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended St. Mary's University Law School... read more >

Daphne Previti

Daphne Previti
The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown, P.C.
540 S St Mary's St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 23 years, Daphne Previti is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Case J Darwin

Case J Darwin
Law Office of Case J. Darwin, Inc.
14622 Jones Maltsberger Building A
San Antonio, TX 78247
Licensed for 13 years, Case J Darwin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Case J Darwin
Member

Ray Lopez

Ray Lopez
Law Office of Ray Lopez
1422 Buena Vista St
San Antonio, TX 78207
Ray Lopez is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Jennifer Espronceda

Jennifer Espronceda
Espronceda Law
1202 S. Alamo
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 10 years, Jennifer Espronceda is a Family Law and Business Law lawyer... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Jennifer Espronceda
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Rodolfo Cortez Jr

Rodolfo Cortez Jr
CDL Traffic Consultants
PO BOX 831272
San Antonio, TX 78283
Licensed for 34 years, Rodolfo Cortez Jr is a Commercial Truck Accidents and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Alfonso Cabanas

Alfonso Cabanas
Cabañas Law Firm, PLLC
310 S. St. Mary's Street Ste. 955
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 14 years, Alfonso Cabanas is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Alfonso Cabanas
Member

Isabel De La Riva

Isabel De La Riva
de la Riva & Associates
13407 NW Military HWY
San Antonio, TX 78231
Licensed for 21 years, Isabel De La Riva is a Motor Vehicle Accidents and Family Law lawyer who attended St Mary's University of San Antoni... read more >

Stephen Neil Foster

Stephen Neil Foster
321 S Flores St
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 19 years, Stephen Neil Foster is a Business Law and Probate lawyer... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Stephen Neil Foster
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Enacio B Barretto

Enacio B Barretto
Law Office of Enacio B. Barretto
1919 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Licensed for 40 years, Enacio B Barretto is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Gary Churak

Gary Churak
Law Offices of Gary Churak, P.C.
14310 Northbrook Drive Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78232
Licensed for 38 years, Gary Churak is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick James Toscano

Patrick James Toscano
Toscano Law Firm
846 Culebra Rd Ste 500
San Antonio, TX 78201
Licensed for 20 years, Patrick James Toscano is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Christopher William Simpkins

Christopher William Simpkins
The Law Office of Christopher W. Simpkins
315 Dwyer Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 12 years, Christopher William Simpkins is a DUI / DWI and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Christopher William Simpkins
Member

Rudolfo Vasquez

Rudolfo Vasquez
Law offices of Rudy Vasquez, P.C.
1430 South Flores Street
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 34 years, Rudolfo Vasquez is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Rudolfo Vasquez
Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law

Gary Hillier

Gary Hillier
The Hillier Law Firm, PLLC
40 NE Interstate 410 Loop #525,
San Antonio, TX 78216
Licensed for 2 years, Gary Hillier is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith
Soyars and Morgan Law, P.C.
310 South St. Marys Suite 1860
San Antonio, TX 78205
Shawn Smith is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Shawn Smith
Member

Rolando Ramos

Rolando Ramos
Ramos & Del Cueto, PLLC
823 Hoefgen Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 21 years, Rolando Ramos is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Rolando Ramos
Member

Trey Kenneth Porter III

Trey Kenneth Porter III
Trey Porter
110 E Houston 7th floor
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 8 years, Trey Kenneth Porter III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Angela Moore

Angela Moore
Law Office of Angela J Moore
316 Martinez St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 32 years, Angela Moore is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Michael Clark Gross

Michael Clark Gross
Gross & Esparza, P.L.L.C.
1524 N Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78215
Licensed for 33 years, Michael Clark Gross is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University Schoo... read more >

Cynthia E Masson

Cynthia E Masson
Masson & Peranteau, P.L.L.C.
310 S St Mary's St Ste 1290
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 22 years, Cynthia E Masson is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Rolando Arguelles

Rolando Arguelles
Arguelles & Lambert, LLP
16601 Blanco Rd Ste 208
San Antonio, TX 78232
Licensed for 3 years, Rolando Arguelles is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Jesus Garza

Jesus Garza
700 S. Zarzamora Suite 308
San Antonio, TX 78207
Licensed for 21 years, Jesus Garza is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Jesus Garza
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Gammon David Guinn

Gammon David Guinn
2462 Newoak Park
San Antonio, TX 78230
Licensed for 33 years, Gammon David Guinn is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of La... read more >

Morgan Irene Carlton Craven

Morgan Irene Carlton Craven
Intercultural Development Research Association
1585 S Callaghan Rd Ste 101
San Antonio, TX 78227
Licensed for 9 years, Morgan Irene Carlton Craven is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended Harvard Law School... read more >

Celina Ysela Moreno

Celina Ysela Moreno
IDRA
2102 W Gramercy Pl
San Antonio, TX 78201
Licensed for 10 years, Celina Ysela Moreno is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Karen Louise Corby

Karen Louise Corby
Law Office of Karen Corby
214 Dwyer Ave Ste 303
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 24 years, Karen Louise Corby is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of La... 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.



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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