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May 2016 Archives

The importance of expediency when facing drunk driving charges

Facing drunk driving charges is extremely stressful and can have a very negative impact on your life and reputation. These charges are not to be taken lightly as they can carry very severe penalties, including license suspension. In the state of Texas, you have only 15 days to request a written hearing from the time you receive notice of suspension, which typically takes place on the day of the arrest. Failure to request a hearing will result in automatic license suspension.

A look at criminal charges against a juvenile and their rights

In the state of Texas, a juvenile is defined as someone who has reached the age of 10 but was not yet 17 at the time they committed an act of "delinquent conduct". Penalties for allegations of a juvenile crime can vary widely depending on the seriousness of the offense. Also, according to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, there are many differences between penalties imposed on juveniles as opposed to adults who may have committed similar crimes. While the adult penal system focuses primarily on public safety and punishment for a crime, the Juvenile Justice Department also places an emphasis on rehabilitation.

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