Understanding Juvenile Law And The Attorney-Client Privilege

All parents know their children are going to make mistakes. It is a natural part of growing up. What happens when bad decisions lead to entanglement with the law? When a child breaks the law in Austin, his or her case is handled in the Texas juvenile justice system. Although it is a civil procedure, juveniles can still have their fingerprints entered into the state database and convictions can still become a part of their criminal history.

You may want your children to learn a lesson, but you don't want a mistake to haunt them the rest of their lives. A criminal history can affect their educational opportunities, financial aid eligibility or career prospects, among many other things.

As a family-oriented law firm, Tim Mahoney, Attorney at Law, is sensitive to your need to protect your child's future. We also know having parents present during certain conversations can affect your child's rights. Specifically, you lose the protections afforded by the attorney-client privilege. At our law firm, we know how to find the right balance so we can keep you informed and in control without harming your child's case.

You can contact us to protect your child's interest in a wide range of juvenile law matters, including:

  • Underage drinking
  • Minor in possession of alcohol or tobacco
  • Traffic violations
  • Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Criminal mischief
  • Trespassing
  • School disciplinary hearings

You Should Always Have A Lawyer You Trust Just One Phone Call Away

We strive to be the law firm you can call throughout your life for help resolving any matter, especially when your child's future is at stake. We act as a gateway to other trusted professionals when a matter is out of our hands.

Schedule a free 30-minute consultation with attorney Tim Mahoney to learn more about our firm and how we can help you and your child. Call us at 512-518-5419 or send us an email. Se habla español.