As a Houston Criminal Defense Attorney I get the opportunity to defend many young individuals during stressful times in their life. I see many young adults (17-21) who have gone their entire lives without being in trouble. Usually they are charged with some misdemeanor such as theft that stemmed from a brief lack of judgment. They typically enter my office scared that they ruined their future and are looking for guidance. Luckily in Harris County there is a pre-trial intervention program that is set up to give a second chance to young people who deserve it.