They have the wrong first name and date of birth they also put a ID number in but I told him my ID was in the car ahead of us so he never got it and I don’t live in the town I was stopped in so I gave him my family members house that I was staying at for the summer so if I don’t show up to... Read more »
Incorrect information on the face of the citation does not make it invalid but could give your attorney a starting point to argue that the office was simply wrong about [insert something the prosecution must prove to win a conviction] and although we don't have direct evidence of that, we can...Read more »
In Texas, it is considered statutory rape for a person to have sexual intercourse with someone under age 17. However, there is an exception (that is, an affirmative defense) to the statute if the person having sexual intercourse with the younger person is not more than three years older than the...Read more »
That day my mother tricked me saying we were going to a job cite but really we were going to a mental institution. i didnt agree to it ;unaware of my rights i left . i didnt want to sign up for anything i was not informed of. she grabbed me by the hair and punched me several times trying to stop... Read more »
The 20-year-old could be charged with a crime like Sexual Performance of a Child until the younger one turns 18 years old. Whether or not local law enforcement is likely to actually stoop that low is a question that can only be answered by someone in your community.
say im on juvenile PAROLE and i VIOLATED PAROLE RULES. and I ran away im 17 and 8 months and my birthday is comin up soon and I dont turn myself in after my 18th birthday and a few months or when hit 19 can i be charged for RUNAWAY ?
Juvenile center. They released me a month later and now I’m in release orders until my next court date saying I have to stay with my friends mom (who they released me to) I was wondering if legally they can do that since I’m 18??
I’m 17 and live in Texas I need to leave my house because of constant mental abuse, control, and threats of physical violence when ever my Legal guardian drinks or does not get her way. I don’t know the extant of her parental rights as my mother is dead and my father has been in and out of... Read more »
This is very serious and you need to contact a local attorney immediately. However, this is not likely a civil matter. If the authorities get a hold of the video there are a number of crimes that can be charged. If the video portrays any genitalia the video is child pornography. Any adult who...Read more »
In Texas you are emancipated at 18. Your parents can no longer force you to stay such that a judge or the police would require compliance with your parents decisions, but they can cancel your health and/or dental insurance, not advise you on life in general. Perhaps you should go looking for an...Read more »
You should speak with a Texas attorney to learn exactly what would happen. But you wait three weeks for a response. Until a Texas attorney could meaningfully advise you of exactly what would happen and exactly what charges could possibly result, keep in mind that as a general matter, it could be...Read more »
aking in a runaway child without permission from the child’s parent or legal guarding is known as “harboring a runaway” and it’s illegal. Under Texas Penal Code 25.06, a person commits an offense if he knowingly harbors, or hides, a child and he is criminally negligent about whether the...Read more »
At the adjudication hearing we were forced into signing paperwork to release our lawyer. His paperwork said “bond violation hearing.” The summons I received was to answer for a felony petition. There was no lawyer in record at the time my juvenile was sentenced
Yes, deferred probation is available for a juvenile, on a first degree felony. The body of your question, however, raises many more issues, and no one in this forum can adequately comment on the facts or status of a particular case. Talk with your lawyer. Good luck.
For the purposes of adult criminal law, introducing the recordings will require a witness who is acquainted with the voice of the speakers and can identify them. The witness should be able to establish who made the recording, how it was made, that it is a fair and accurate representation of what...Read more »
This time he made a bad disition in not getting in the bus instead got picked up from a freind then droped off at a house with another freind where cops where looking for some guys who had stollen a truck when they saw him they took him blaming him off stealing never was involved he doesn't... Read more »
You can either hire an attorney to represent your son, or you can wait for the Court to appoint an attorney to represent him. Please understand, however, that unless you were present at the incident, the police version of the story and what your son is telling you may be different. Good luck.
If you commit crimes then yes your parents can report your criminal acts to the officials. However, just arguing is not going to be enough to send you to a juvenile facility. Try and calmly communicate with your parents how you are feeling without escalating the situation. Consider writing to them...Read more »
im 17, almost 18 in a couple of months. i was taken from cps at around the age 11 maybe and then lived with my grandma because she took my custody i was 13 /14 at the time. after living there for a while i got in a huge fight with my older cousin ( male ) he almost got violent with me & that... Read more »
If anyone were to face criminal charges (or contempt) in this situation it would most likely be your mom. If you come back to the States before your 18th birthday any adult you stay with could be charged with Harboring a Runaway Child.
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