Dedicated Austin Juvenile Defense Lawyer Protecting Your Child

Knowing what to do when your child must appear in juvenile court is a challenge. A lack of familiarity with the juvenile justice system and its many complexities leaves many parents wondering how best to protect their children.

Trusted Legal Representation to Protect Your Child and Ease Your Mind

Attorney Rick Cofer served for more than eight years as an Assistant District Attorney and an Assistant County Attorney in Travis County before devoting his career to juvenile and criminal defense, opening the Law Office of Rick Cofer, PLLC, in 2018. Rick Cofer recognizes how important it is for parents to be confident that their child’s interests and well-being are protected, so he takes time to explain court processes and procedures to make the juvenile justice system less intimidating.

Strategic, Creative, and Aggressive Juvenile Defense

Juvenile courts focus on rehabilitation and helping children between the ages of 10 and 17 get back on the right path. However, it is important to be aware of the other side to the juvenile justice system. Depending on the offense your child is accused of committing, Texas law allows prosecutors to petition a juvenile court judge to certify your child to stand trial as an adult.

Certification puts your child into the adult criminal courts and subjects them to nearly identical penalties that adult criminal offenders face, including confinement in a Texas prison. With so much at stake, it is important to find an attorney with extensive background in criminal and juvenile law. Specifically, a lawyer with expertise and knowledge of the laws and procedures of juvenile courts can help you pursue a comprehensive and aggressive defense for your child.

When you call the Law Office of Rick Cofer, you know that the attorney defending your child has experience defending individuals facing a wide range of criminal offenses in juvenile courts and adult criminal courts throughout Travis County, including:

  • violent felonies, including murder, robbery, burglary, and aggravated assault
  • sex crimes, including aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child by contact
  • theft, forgery, and shoplifting
  • domestic violence assault
  • gang-related offenses
  • underage drinking
  • driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • drug possession and other drug-related offenses

Retaining a juvenile defense attorney as soon as you know your child is suspected of committing an offense is essential. An attorney can assist with lower-level offenses that sometimes may be resolved without formal charges being filed in court. If your child faces juvenile criminal charges and possible juvenile detention, strong and determined legal representation can be the difference between extended detention and release.

Give Your Child an Advantage

Rick Cofer is committed to giving children the second chance they deserve when immaturity and poor judgment lead to troubles with the law. His compassion and dedication, combined with an extensive background in criminal defense and juvenile law, ensures he will fight for an exceptional outcome to your child’s case. Ensure that your child is protected when facing juvenile charges by calling the Law Office of Rick Cofer today at (512) 200-3801 to schedule a consultation.


  • We had an issue that needed to be handled in juvenile court. Rick understood the process and resolved it quickly. I would definitely recommend him.

  • The best lawyer you’ll ever come across! Rick helped me in every step of the way with my charge. He was very patient with me and my thousand questions regarding my case. Thank you Rick.

  • If you want a great lawyer, I highly recommend Rick Cofer. He is respectful, hard working and most importantly actually cares about his clients. I was extremely lucky and very grateful for having Mr. Cofer represent me in a court of law. If you inquire his services you will not be disappointed.

  • I contacted Rick in searching for an attorney who could assist with a felony case I was arrested for in Austin. After the initial consultation, I knew I was in good hands as he assured me the best possible outcome of a dismissal in my case. I in turn hired Mr. Cofer to represent me in court. As I was leaving his office, he assured me several times to stay positive and believe he could do what his best intentions were, which was exactly what he did. He represented me in 4 court hearings and achieved what he said he would, a DISMISSAL! I would highly recommend Rick Cofer to any family or friends with the need to be represented legally.

  • Rick was an excellent advocate for my case. He handled it expeditiously and maintained excellent communication throughout the process. I know now where to go for any future legal issues.

  • Rick led my family through a very frightening situation with compassion, professionalism and clear, straight forward guidance. His high level of experience and understanding of the law brought our situation to the best possible outcome, dismissal! I have and will continue to recommend Rick. Thank you so much for your dedication to your profession and your clients.

  • Rick is the most professional attorney I have encountered in the Travis County. He has a wealth of knowledge and customer service I don’t see how anyone could be disappointed. He has been a huge help to me and my family.

  • I thought I was in desperate trouble until Rick came along. He’s very good at what he does and is well mannered, making you feel confident. He also is good at getting back to when responding and gets back to you in good time.

  • Rick Cofer has been a great attorney helping me to resolve my case due to the fact of my job that I really need help with my legal case and Rick help and was a wonderful attorney. if anyone needs help they should contact Rick Cofer.