College Station Juvenile Defense Attorney

Experienced Lawyers Ready to Protect Your Rights


Is your child being accused of committing a juvenile crime? If so, it is essential that you reach out to a defense attorney as soon as possible to protect their rights and future. At Shane Phelps Law., our College Station criminal lawyers have the skill and decades of experience to help you. We care about you and your family, and will do whatever we can to make sure your child does not have to live with the negative impacts of a criminal conviction.

Schedule your complimentary review by calling (979) 773-7028.

Common Types of Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile crimes often involve charges of:

  • Underage drinking
  • Theft
  • Trespassing
  • Robbery
  • Fighting

When a child reaches the age of 10 years old, the child becomes accountable for offenses they commit through the Juvenile Justice System under the Texas Family Code. The juvenile system is very different from the adult system in both philosophical emphasis and punishment. In the Juvenile system, children are not considered "criminals." Instead, they "engage in delinquent conduct" and may be "in need of supervision." If your child is being investigated or has been detained and a petition has been filed against him or her, you need to retain effective counsel.

Why clients choose our firm:

  • Attorney Shane Phelps is a Board-Certified Criminal Defense Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Proven record of success
  • Personalized attention for each client
  • Award-winning representation

While a child can be tried for committing a criminal offense, the jury does not return a verdict of guilty or not guilty. Jurors, or judges in some instances, simply determine whether the allegations made by the state of Texas in a petition (as in a civil suit) are true or not true. If true, a range of consequences are possible, from almost nothing to incarceration in the Texas Youth Commission (basically, prison for children). There are some limited circumstances, however, where certain children can be "certified" to stand trial as an adult and can face adult punishment, up to and including prison. It can be a complicated process.



For emergency representation, call (979) 217-4035 today.

About Our Founding Lawyer

Our founder, Shane Phelps, left the Brazos County District Attorney's Office after 10 years where he served as First Assistant, supervising all the divisions of the District Attorney's Office, including the Juvenile Crimes Division. As Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice from 1999-2001, Shane supervised 11 criminal justice divisions of the Texas Attorney General's Office, including the Juvenile Crimes Division. He is also a Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means we offer expert counsel for your needs.

Contact Us Today

Although this may be an overwhelming time in your life, you do not have to work through matters on your own. We are here to ensure your voice is heard through the criminal justice system, and to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve from start to finish.

Case Results

See How We've Helped Others In Your Shoes
  • Refused After Our Investigation Tampering with Evidence (3rd Degree)
  • No-Billed Capital Murder
  • Reduced to Class C Deferred Adjudication Possession of Marijuana (Class B)
  • Acquitted Indecency with a Child
  • Acquitted Indecency with a Child

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