Is it a Crime in Texas for a High School Teacher to Sleep With a Student?

May 11th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

When in comes to sex crimes in Texas, the nature of the relationship between the defendant and the victim matters. For example, the Texas Penal Code contains special provisions for cases involving an “improper relationship between educator and student.” In other words, if a teacher is having sex with a student at the school they […]

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Children Committing Unlawful Acts in Texas

May 4th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Family Law, Underage Drinking

Each year thousands of Texas children get into trouble with the law. Many of these cases are minor incidents that do not result in any lasting harm. But some juvenile offenses are quite serious and can result in probation, detention in a state rehabilitation facility, and in some cases even an adult prison sentence. Defining Delinquent […]

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“Minor Adults” Pose a Challenge to Texas’ Drunk Driving System

January 10th, 2011 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Texas has a special category for drunk drivers that aren’t actually yet legal drinkers: “minor adults.” If arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), when between ages 17 to 20, minor adults are treated exactly like adults. Unlike juveniles, they can be required to take blood alcohol tests (refusal to do so often results in automatic […]

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