Juvenile Law

Is your child facing criminal charges? This can be a scary ordeal for both the child and the parents. Young people make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean they should spend the rest of their life paying for a single act of juvenile delinquency. You need a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience with juvenile criminal law to help navigate the legal system. 

The Law Firm of Andrea M. Kolski specializes in Juvenile Law in The Woodlands, Texas and the surrounding area including Houston and Conroe. Call (832) 381-3430 today to schedule a consultation or fill out a contact form and someone will be in touch as soon as possible. 

Who is Considered a Juvenile?

In the state of Texas, if a person is between the ages of 10 and 17 they can be charged as a juvenile. At the age of 17 a person is recognized as an adult according to the Texas legal system. If your child is within this age range and has been charged with a crime, you should hire a juvenile lawyer. 

Punishments for Juveniles who are Convicted of Crimes

In most cases the court system will assign a punishment that fits the crime, such as:

  • Fines. In cases of property damage the punishment will usually involve paying for any damages that the juvenile inflicted. The fines may be the responsibility of the parent or the child, depending on age.
  • Community Service. One of the most common forms of punishment for juveniles is community service. Often the type of community service assigned is related to the crime that was committed. For example, if vandalism was the crime, the community service assigned may involve cleaning up or repairing city property.
  • Probation. Juveniles may be put on probation for a period of time following a conviction. They may have limited freedom to be away from their home (limits on distance and hours) and will be required to report to their probation office regularly.
  • Juvenile Detention. In the case of certain crimes, repeat offenses, or positive drug tests, a child may be required to stay at a juvenile detention center for a period of time.
  • Parental Consequences. When on probation, a juveniles parents are also placed on conditions of probation and are subject to drug and alcohol testing and reporting requirements.
  • Parental Financial Impact. In some cases, the parents may be required to reimburse the county for the cost of incarceration for a juvenile.

How a Charge or Conviction Affects a Juvenile’s Permanent Record

Juvenile crimes stay on your permanent record until you have them sealed or expunged. When a criminal charge is sealed, it is as if it never happened. You can truthfully answer on a job application that you have not been arrested, convicted, or adjudicated of a crime. It can only be opened with permission of the juvenile justice court in specific situations. Some criminal charges can be expunged, which means they are completely removed from the person’s record, but not all crimes are eligible. But it’s best to avoid a conviction in the first place by hiring the best defense attorney from the start. 

Defending Your Child’s Future With A TRUSTED JUVENILE ATTORNEY

Facing criminal charges as a juvenile can be a daunting experience for both the child and their parents. At the law firm of Andrea M. Kolski, we understand the importance of providing compassionate and effective legal representation in juvenile criminal cases.

With a focus on navigating the complexities of the juvenile justice system, we strive to ensure that young individuals get the best possible chance for a brighter future.

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Why You Need a Juvenile Lawyer?

When your child is facing criminal charges, the consequences can have a significant impact on their life. Having a dedicated juvenile lawyer by your side is crucial to protect their rights and advocate for their best interests.

Andrea M. Kolski, trained at the University of Texas and with 17 years of experience in Texas courtrooms, specializes in juvenile law. Her passion for criminal law and commitment to fighting for the rights of citizens make her a trusted advocate for juvenile clients and their families.


The most important thing you can do in this situation is to hire a juvenile defense attorney. With inadequate defense, a minor can find themselves facing charges that could affect the rest of their lives. Read on, and we’ll walk you through the benefits of professional help and why it’s essential you have the best defense for your child.

What to Do If You Have Been Charged With a Crime

If your child has been charged with a crime in Conroe, Texas, taking immediate action is essential. The first step is to seek experienced legal representation from a knowledgeable juvenile lawyer.

Andrea M. Kolski has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in a wide range of criminal cases, including juvenile matters. Her expertise and dedication will guide you and your child from arrest until the case is closed, providing comprehensive support throughout the legal process.

Your first step is to contact us for a consultation about your case. Click below to get in touch.

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Why Choose Us?

Experience and Expertise:

With more than 20 years of experience in Texas courtrooms, Andrea M. Kolski specializes in juvenile law, passionately defending the rights of her clients, their future, and their impact on their families. As a former prosecutor and past president of the Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, she has earned the highest respect among her peers within the defense community.

Bilingual and Multijurisdictional

Fluent in Spanish and licensed in both Texas and Georgia, Andrea ensures effective communication with clients and provides comprehensive legal support across different jurisdictions.

Commitment to the Community

Beyond her legal practice, Andrea has shared her legal expertise on multiple TV, radio, and online platforms. She is no stranger to high-profile cases and has advocated for her clients on local news programs and interviews. She has provided her insight and expertise in the legal field through the “Justice is Blonde” radio/TV show, making a positive impact beyond the courtroom.

For over 20 years, countless families have trusted Andrea Kolski to protect their children’s future and rights with her extensive expertise and dedication. Her track record of success is beyond compare. Contact her today to discuss your case.

What A Juvenile Defense Attorney Can Do

In addition to being an essential guide through the process, a juvenile defense attorney will take a number of steps to help find the best possible legal outcome for your child. 

An experienced defense attorney can help present your child in the best possible light to the court. Presenting a child in the right light can make a huge difference in a court’s decision-making process.  Good attorneys can skillfully negotiate for a lesser sentence and provide necessary evidence that can be convincing to a judge and jury. 

It’s not unusual for an experienced attorney to get a case dismissed or rejected altogether. They might also find a way for the case to be resolved in an informal manner, outside of the courtroom.  If a case does go to court, an experienced defense attorney will take the proper steps to fully understand the circumstances and your child’s version of events as it pertains to the alleged crime. 

Parents can help their child’s odds in court by collecting and organizing all available evidence to pass over to an attorney. Documentation of positive accomplishments, report cards, and letters of recommendation from the community can all make a positive impression on the court.

An attorney can help organize this information and present them in a helpful manner. An experienced attorney is likely familiar with the local courts and will know the best strategy to employ for success. 

Your child’s future is not something to gamble with. An experienced attorney is your best bet at avoiding serious criminal charges for your teen. 

Give Your Child the Best Defense: Hire A Top Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Juvenile crime laws are extremely complex. You need a lawyer who specializes in Juvenile Law, like Andrea M. Kolski. With over 20 years of Texas law experience, Andrea knows how to fight for the best outcome for you and your child. With hundreds of cases dismissed, her track record is exceptional. If your child is charged with a crime, call (832) 381-3430 right away or contact Andrea M. Kolski

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