That happens sometimes. Consider putting a recurring event on your calendar that reminds you to call them every Wednesday at 10am. If you are bad at using your calendar perhaps set an alarm on your smart phone for that purpose.
TIL SHE CALMS DOWN AND THE SHE GETS UP AND PUNCH ME IN THE FACE BECAUSE I PICK UP HER STUFF AND TELL HER SHE GOING HOME CAUSE SHE DIDN'T ASK ME TO GO ANYWHERE AND I HIT HER BACK CAN I GET IN TROUBLE AND SHE HAS A HISTORY OF FIGHTING GROWN UPS SHE CLAIMS I HIT HER FIRST BUT I DIDN'T I REACHED FOR... Read more »
Anyone can get in trouble for anything. A more important question is can you get OUT of trouble. In this situation it sounds like you may have justifications for self defense in Penal Code 9.31 and possibly also discipline of a child under PC 9.61 (if her parents wanted you to look after her.)...Read more »
It depends on what exactly you mean by "sexual advances" but the potential offenses are Sexual Assault, Indecency with a Child, and Sexual Performance by a Child. You'll need to compare what actually happened to the definitions of those crimes in the Texas Penal Code to determine which, if any,...Read more »
The parents of the girl do not want to press charges. The 16 year old boy says she was with multiple friends of his at time of conception. 16 year old says he was with her almost a month after conception
If your son has no previous record generally the State will recommend a deferred adjudication meaning if he completes probation successfully the charge will not be on his record. Juvenile records are sealed and can only be opened under limited circumstances. Probation for a juvenile is generally...Read more »
Please note that once a person turns 17 they are considered an adult in Texas. A mutual fight is typically not a crime. Nevertheless, if one person goes too far with the assault or takes out a deadly weapon during an assault that started without weapons it could rise to the level of a crime.
I have evidence and witnesses who can give information. Also mother has been in trouble with oldest daughter who was molested. Other daughter allowed to have boyfriend move in and she was 14. She also allowed her to move out. Now its her youngest daughter who is i feel is being prostituted. Please... Read more »
The felony crime of Sexual Performance By A Child applies anyone under 18 years old engaged in sexual conduct. The plain language of the law criminalizes the conduct itself, even if it does not occur as a performance. If there actually is a performance (or recording) then the parents themselves...Read more »
Your friend is not legally responsible for any damages arising from the accident you describe, but any sexual contact between a 20 year old and a 16 year old is a felony. See Texas Penal Code Section 21.11 - Indecency with a Child, Section 22.011 - Sexual Assault, and Section 43.25 - Sexual...Read more »
Or I’m pressing charges. She wanted $300. When we didn’t pay her because there was no guarantee that after we did she wouldn’t still press charges, she did decide to press charges. We just got the misdemeanor citation to appear in court in the mail. Is this something we should bring up with... Read more »
The misdemeanor citation is notice of the criminal charges already filed. People do not file criminal charges, police do. Once the police are called, the detective who investigates the matter decides if and what charges are to be filed. In your case, the police determined enough evidence...Read more »
The juvenile systems put him on probation and he broke and committed an adult crime, they arrest him, he put a bail but his probation officer take him back to juvenile center, after a mont the judge decided he need go to TJJD, Tx his attorney remove the bail at the county jail and the Marshall... Read more »
He was on deferred prosecution program from incident back in January and we signed the papers May 23 to end the program. On may 24th he was caught smoking in bathroom at school. I am weeks away from transferring to Atlanta for my job can they stop me from moving?
You can report it to law enforcement, and perhaps you should. However, you should be aware that they will make the decision on whether or not to pursue it and, if they do, you can't dismiss the case if you change your mind later.
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