What is Going to Happen to my Child in Houston Juvenile Court? A Police Officer says my child is being charged with a crime.
At the same time, the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department begins their process of gathering information about your child and your family. The probation department is responsible for preparing a probation report for the court, the prosecutor and the defense attorney. A probation office usually will call you or your child to discuss his situation. The probation officer may call you early on in the case even before the petition is filed with the court.
Before you speak with the probation officer, it is critical that you and your child consult with his or her juvenile defense attorney because you must be careful to safeguard your child's rights. It is good to be cooperative with the probation department but it is better to talk to a juvenile defense lawyer first. Understand that the contents of the probation report that is given to the court and the prosecutor to consider is mostly based on the information which you have provided.
To discuss your child's case before your talk to the probation officer, call Board Certified Juvenile Attorney James Sullivan today at 281-546-6428.