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Archives for: April, 2020

Apr 24
2020

“Raise the Age” Policy Efforts: The Difference a Year Could Make

Juvenile Crimes

The Texas Juvenile Justice System is tasked with overseeing the handling and prosecution of juvenile offenders. As in other states around the US, Texas has special laws covering juvenile crimes.

These laws govern everything from how crimes are prosecuted and punishments, to who is considered a juvenile…and recently, there have been some major changes.

Specifically, legislators and advocates are addressing the Texas Juvenile Justice System and its practices in the handling of juvenile crimes. It comes in the form of an initiative known as “Raise the Age,” and it proposes to change the legal definition of a juvenile.

The “Raise the Age” Policy in Texas

As the name implies, “Raise the Age” policy proposes to raise the [...]

Oct 25
2019

The Crimes That Texas Juveniles Most Commonly Commit

Disorderly Conduct | Juvenile Crimes | Vandalism

Growing up isn’t easy. Even when you can count your blessings on more than two hands, your child still has to learn to navigate this world one way or another, and that takes time – and practice.

Experience tells us that stumbling is inevitable. As parents, it is our job to provide guidance where they’ll listen and protection when we can.

One way to do that is by understanding the likely pitfalls on your child’s journey. Including the possibility of them engaging in criminal acts. This short guide to the most common juvenile crimes among Texas children is a great place to start.

Traditional Juvenile Delinquencies in Texas

All of the activities we think about when someone mentions the term [...]

Mar 17
2019

From Juvenile Crime to Adult Court in Texas – How It Works

Juvenile Crimes

When someone is accused of a juvenile crime, there are certain instances in which the case can be transferred to an adult court. In Texas, this is a two-part process.

The first part of a transfer is an evaluation of the case against Texas criminal law. The second is a more subjective evaluation of the circumstances and the juvenile party involved in the case.

If your child is facing juvenile crime charges, and you are unsure about whether or why their case may be under consideration for transfer into the adult court system, a knowledgeable Texas criminal defense attorney will be about to review the case and offer advice.

In this post, we will review how the transfer of [...]

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