As children mature and develop, poor judgment and an inability to control impulses can result in a juvenile being charged with a sex crime. Whether your child is under investigation by the police for committing a juvenile sex crime or has already been charged, you need the services of a skilled and resourceful juvenile defense attorney.

Austin juvenile defense attorney Rick Cofer of the Law Office of Rick Cofer, PLLC, is a former Travis County assistant district attorney, with years of experience prosecuting and defending more than one hundred juvenile sex crime cases. He is capable of giving your child the strategic, innovative, and aggressive defense that serious sex crimes charges demand.

Sex offense allegations can ruin a child’s life

Texas law allows juveniles, children who are at least 10 years of age but less than 17 years of age, to be charged with most of the same sex offenses committed by adults, including:

  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Prohibited sexual conduct
  • Indecency with a child by contact
  • Indecency with a child by exposure
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault of a minor
  • Sexting
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Public lewdness
  • Indecent exposure

Depending upon the charges, prosecutors could petition to have your child certified as an adult offender and tried in an adult criminal court with the possibility of a lengthy confinement in state prison if convicted. Even if the case is remains in juvenile court, your child could be ordered to list his or her name on the state sex offender registry for 10 years.

Strategically and aggressively fighting juvenile sex crimes prosecution is essential to when facing serious charges. This includes opposing prosecution efforts to certify a juvenile as an adult, and advocating for treatment and rehabilitation over removal from the home and commitment to a facility.

Fighting to keep the emphasis on rehabilitation

Rick Cofer combines the skills of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor with his experience in the juvenile courts to offer outstanding advocacy on behalf of your child. His commitment to the welfare of your child makes him a formidable adversary to fight for a favorable outcome in the best interest of your child. Call the Law Office of Rick Cofer, PLLC, today at (512) 200-3801 to schedule a consultation.


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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