Dallas Juvenile Defense Lawyer
A minor facing criminal charges has a unique challenge in front of him or her. While criminal charges are always serious and life-affecting, they can be especially so for a young person whose future can be so negatively affected by a conviction. A juvenile conviction can put a young man or woman’s plans for the future into jeopardy. It can make it difficult to get a job, to get accepted into colleges, and can close the doors of opportunity that otherwise would have been open.
Dallas juvenile defense lawyer Mark T. Lassiter represents minors, college students, and other young adults who are facing the consequences of criminal charges. He has experience handling drug- and alcohol-related offenses, minor theft charges, and other misdemeanor matters.
While you may think that paying the fine for a crime will make it go away quicker, this is not the case. Paying a fine is an admission of guilt, and while it may seem like the best thing to do at the time, it may hurt you in the long run. An experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer can help keep you from making these costly mistakes. To learn more about how a Dallas youth defense lawyer can help you, contact us today by calling (214) 845-7007.
Dallas Youth Defense Practice Areas
Dallas juvenile defense lawyer Mark T. Lassiter has a long history of successfully defending young clients charged with a number of crimes, including:
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Minor in Possession (MIP)
- Minor in Consumption (MIC)
- Public Intoxication (PI)
- Traffic Violations
- Sexual Assault
- Property Damage / Vandalism
- Theft / Shoplifting
- Drug Offenses
In addition to his representation of young defendants, Mark Lassiter also handles expungement of past convictions and charges, further helping to clear the good names of young men and women.
Youth Crime Defense
While many people wrongly assume that youth convictions are written off as “youthful indiscretions,” this is not the case. As unfair as it may seem, such a conviction can close doors to those found guilty. Colleges can be harder to get into, and finding jobs can be more difficult. A person convicted of such crimes may find his or her life permanently, even irrevocably, changed.
That’s why it’s important to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney. A skilled attorney can work with you to secure a reduced sentence or even dropped charges.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, Dallas youth defense attorney Mark T. Lassiter would like to help. Contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 845-7007 to learn more about how we can help you.