When Can Texas Courts Require Probation for My Child?

June 29th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Juvenile Crimes

In Texas, many juvenile offenses can lead a judge to place a child on probation. The actual terms of probation will vary depending on the nature of the offense, any prior delinquency record, and the suitability of the child’s home environment. Probation orders typically require the child to attend school, abide by a certain curfew, […]

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Juvenile offenders and brain development

December 15th, 2012 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Texas readers may have conflicting beliefs about the mission of the criminal justice system. Some may believe the primary purpose behind prosecuting and jailing criminals is the protection of society. Others may believe that segregating criminals from society is necessary only for violent crimes, and that imprisonment is an outdated approach to other types of […]

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