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Juvenile Crimes


A Houston DWI Lawyer Explains What Will Happen to Your Teen If Charged with Underage DUI

Published: Dec 10, 2018 in DWI, Juvenile Crimes

It is exciting and scary when your teen gets their driver’s license. If you provide them with a vehicle, they can get to school, after-school activities, and social events on their own. It can be a relief for your schedule. But the license and a car also give them a great deal of freedom and puts them at risk. They could get hurt in a crash. They could cause a collision. They could speed and get ticketed. Or, they could make the wrong choice of drinking or doing drugs before…


New Diversion Program for Houston and Harris County Young Offenders

Published: Dec 03, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Juvenile Crimes

Earlier this fall, the City of Houston and Harris County launched a new program designed to keep youths out of the criminal justice system. The program is called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). It operates in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative that fights to address issues young men of color face in Houston through educational programs and other activities. LEAD is a diversion program that focuses on school children who commit offenses on school property. Attucks Middle School is serving as the first home for the new program,…

Police Car Alerts Juvenile DWI Suspect

What to Do When Your Child Is Charged with DWI in Texas

Published: Sep 28, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI, Juvenile Crimes

If your son or daughter was arrested for intoxicated driving in Texas, you need to hire an attorney. Texas has a zero-tolerance policy for underage drivers when it comes to alcohol. When your child is 20 years or younger and an officer believes they have any amount of alcohol in their system, they can expect to face charges. Depending on the circumstances, your child could face charges for driving under the influence (DUI), or they could be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Either situation needs to be taken seriously….

Justice Statue in Front of Books About Expungement and Sealing a Record

What Is the Difference Between Expunging and Sealing a Juvenile Record in Texas?

Published: Sep 21, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Juvenile Crimes

At The Law Offices of Ned Barnett, we work with many adults who have a mark on their juvenile records. A mistake in your youth should not hold you back after years of abiding by the law. Unfortunately, one small error when you were young can create many hurdles when it comes to gaining an education, obtaining professional licenses, getting hired for jobs, and growing your career. When colleagues and peers learn about a youthful transgression, it can damage your reputation. All of these are reasons to speak with an…

When Juveniles are Charged with Sex Crimes

Published: Apr 04, 2018 in Juvenile Crimes, Sex Crimes

Like adults, children can get into legal trouble, but their case progress through a different system than adult offenders. Individuals become a juvenile at the age of 10, and become an adult at the age of 17 under Texas law, and when they are suspected of wrongdoing, they pass through the juvenile court system. One of the most important differences is that children are not found guilty in court. Instead, juveniles charged with sex crimes can be adjudicated as delinquent. If your child is currently facing sex crime charges, call…