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Protecting Your Child’s Future

When a young person is accused of a crime, it can change the course of their life. The legal process is traumatic. The punishment can be harsh. The long-term consequences for their education and employment can be the worst of all.

I can help if your son or daughter is in trouble with the law. I know how to defend against the allegations and position my clients for the best possible outcome. Your child has rights, and I will do everything in my power to preserve their bright future.

Juvenile Defense By A Former Prosecutor

I formerly served 10 years as an assistant district attorney in Lubbock and Travis counties. In my career as a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, I have handled every offense from misdemeanors to capital murder. More importantly, I have prosecuted in the juvenile division so I am equipped with the knowledge of the system and the potential alternative outcomes that won’t harm their record or their future. So I am confident I can defend your child in the juvenile justice system, no matter what charges they face:

  • Drug possession
  • Drunk driving or underage drinking, DUI-Minor
  • Assault or aggravated assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking or criminal harassment
  • Shoplifting or other theft charges
  • Burglary or robbery
  • Vandalism or arson

I have also defended high school and college students facing expulsion from school for Title IX violations such as sexual misconduct.

Damage Control And A Strong Defense

The juvenile justice system can provide rehabilitation and second chances … if you have a strong advocate. I work to get your son or daughter released to your custody instead of juvenile detention. I vigorously challenge the allegations to get the charges dropped, reduced, or an alternative resolution that gets your child the rehabilitation that they need without the need of an adjudication that can stay with them for a long time. Because I prosecuted in the juvenile system in the past, I know the avenues available to the state and thus can use them to assist on the defense of your child and their future.

Seemingly minor juvenile offenses can disqualify a young person for scholarships and financial aid or bar them from certain careers. Serious felony charges can result in a youth being tried as an adult. Whatever the allegations, you can count on the Marc Chavez Law Firm to fight for your son or daughter to spare them from the worst.

Call Me Today To Learn How I Can Help

I practice in the juvenile courts of the greater Austin area in both Travis County and Williamson County. I urge you to contact me as soon as possible to protect your teenager’s rights. Call my office at 512-862-2988 or contact me online to arrange a consultation.