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Are you a parent with a 10-16 year old child that has been charged with a juvenile crime? The State of Texas considers all people under the age of 17 as a juvenile. The Texas Family Code governs the Juvenile Justice Code, which regulates dealing with juvenile criminals. The laws pertaining to juvenile crimes differ from those pertaining to adults.
If a juvenile is arrested for an accusation of crime, a bond is not available for the child to post to allow them to return home while the case is pending (unlike the adult criminal system). Instead, a "detention hearing" is held to determine if the child is stable enough to return to the home, which is determined by a juvenile criminal court judge.
Your Responsibilities as a Parent or Guardian
In the State of Texas, legal guardians are obligated to appear and perform certain tasks in order to uphold regulations in juvenile proceedings. It's important to know what to expect.
Parents need to understand that if their child has been arrested or accused of a crime, whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, the parent will be:
- Summoned to appear in court with their child
- Obligated to produce the child in court on the appointed time
- Obligated to inform the court on any address changes
Failure to do so by the parent can result in a fine and is considered a Class "C" misdemeanor. Simply paying fines is not usually an option for any juvenile crime.
Understanding Severity & Preparing for the Case
Juveniles can face charges for a wide array of adult offenses, such as drug possession, robbery, and assault. To understand and protect all the rights of your child or the accused juvenile, it is important that you inquire about the case to a San Antonio juvenile crime attorney.
Upon conviction of a felony, a juvenile can be sentenced to the Texas Youth Commission (TYC), which is a type of prison for troubled youth, until adulthood.
The Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC can help you and your child with legal representation throughout the judicial process. Contact the firm for more guidance.
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