Holly Marie Hammons' answer 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 community sentence, stay out of trouble, go to school, and keep appointments with the probation officer. That being said conspiracy is difficult to prove in my experience.
Herman Martinez's answer 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.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer 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 would also commit a felony by giving their consent.
If the 17 years old is a student and the 24 year-old is an employee of a primary or secondary school then it is a different felony offense.
Grant St Julian III's answer 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 Performance by a Child. Paying for the damages does not prevent the parents from notifying the police about the relationship. Your friend should not date anyone under 18.
Grant St Julian III's answer The girl's parents can file an incident report with the police, but the detective assigned to the case will determine whether to file criminal charges and what charges will be filed.
Grant St Julian III's answer 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 existed, so the citation was issued. The claim for money from the parent is a civil matter. Talk with a local attorney. Good luck.
Grant St Julian III's answer It is possible for a person to serve time in the Texas Youth Commission (prison for juveniles) even after they turn 18. Stay in contact with your son's attorney. Good luck.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer 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.
Grant St Julian III's answer Give no statement to law enforcement, and meet with a local attorney immediately. Do not discuss this matter with anyone other than your attorney, and avoid posting any social media regarding the matter. Good luck.
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer Yes, you should take a lawyer or cancel the appointment. Whatever you or your son say to police will be use against him if charge or charges are filed. Polices don't talk to accused except to collect evidence of crime.
Sec. 43.25. SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD. (a) In this section:
(1) "Sexual performance" means any performance or part thereof that includes sexual conduct by a child younger than 18 years of age.
(2) "Sexual conduct" means sexual contact, actual or simulated sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual bestiality, masturbation, sado-masochistic abuse, or lewd exhibition of the genitals, the anus, or any portion of the female breast...
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