Q: She's 16. She got into a fight. When I picked her up cop told me court date in mail. Why'd Iget Probation letter instead
She got no court hearing just charged with assault causes bodily injury it says. The one's pressing charges she didn't fight with. They jumped in on her and the mom. What can I do? Anything?
A: A 16-year-old is considered a juvenile in Texas; therefore, the case is referred to the Juvenile Probation Department for intake. The probation department may decide to handle the matter informally without court involvement. Alternatively, the case could be referred to the juvenile prosecutor and a petition will be filed with the court.
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