Texas Juvenile Law: Treating Children as Adults

Texas has a long history of recognizing the need to treat children who engage in criminal conduct differently than it treats adults in criminal courts. The concept of rescuing children who run afoul of the law began in the 19th…

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Venturing Into The Texas Juvenile Justice System

Few parents are prepared for a phone call informing them that their child is being held in detention for allegedly committing a criminal offense. Most parents know very little about the workings of the Texas juvenile justice system even though…

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When Are Teenagers Tried As Adults In Texas?

It’s safe to say that most people in Austin are familiar with the criminal courts and the criminal justice system based upon what they see portrayed in TV shows and in the movies. What you might not be aware of…

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