17-Year-Olds in the Texas Criminal Justice System

Texas Family Code defines a child as a person aged 10 to 17. In the Texas criminal justice system, children under age 10 cannot be prosecuted for a crime but they could be provided with services if the state feels that’s needed to help them stay out of the juvenile justice system.  17-yr-...

What You Need to Know About Juvenile Probation

Probation is a tool used in the juvenile justice system to help kids learn and grow after a mistake. Is your child facing probation? Hopefully, we can give you some peace of mind by explaining what you can expect. What Is Juvenile Probation? Juvenile probation is a court order that allow...

How to Choose the Right Juvenile Defense Attorney

As a parent, finding out your child has potentially committed a crime can feel overwhelming. And although you may know that your next best step is to find an attorney, how do you choose when there are so many options available? First, take a deep breath—there are plenty of highly qualifie...

Joyriding vs. Vehicle Theft: What’s the Difference?

Some juvenile crimes start as innocent mistakes such as taking a quick ride around the block in mom or dad’s car. Unfortunately, joyriding is a crime just like vehicle theft. Yet, there are specific differences between the two. What Is Joyriding? Unauthorized use of a motor vehicl...