If you have even seen a TV show or movie depicting crime scene investigators, then you know that all it takes is a footprint in the dirt or a tiny hair to accurately identify a criminal, right? Not quite. It turns out that Hollywood makes forensic evidence seem a lot more foolproof than it actually is.
The Fourth of July is a big holiday for celebrating -- and Texas police know that. That's why law enforcement agencies throughout the state join forces every year in effort to take down as many suspected drunk drivers as possible.
In some cases, a prosecutor in Texas may elect to charge a juvenile as an adult for crimes allegedly committed by the young person. A juvenile who is charged as an adult will face adult penalties, including the possibility of prison time, rather than having the case proceed through the juvenile justice system.
Criminal charges should always be taken seriously regardless of the age of the person facing them. However, it is fair to say that juveniles finding themselves in this situation are particularly vulnerable. Depending on what crimes they are charged with, if found guilty they could find that their lives are dramatically impacted. Because of this it is vital that juveniles seek assistance from a lawyer in mounting a defense.
Upon becoming a parent, most individuals suddenly find that they would do anything to protect their child. While that sentiment changes a bit as the child grows older, in a majority of cases parents continue to look out for their child until they reach adulthood. As parents of teenagers are probably aware, for a variety of reasons, the teen years can be some of the most trying.
On the day parents welcome a child into the world a door opens to reveal a new set of worries that few are really ready to face. While most parents come to accept that there will be many anxieties and issues concerning their child that they will have to address as they grow, few likely consider that dealing with the Texas juvenile system will be one of those things. Whether one thinks about it or not however, parents throughout the Houston area as well as the entire state of Texas, have become acquainted with that system.