Juvenile Crimes

Texas Criminal Law

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Juveniles in Texas have a number of laws that are applicable to them that are not applicable to adults.

Most of the juvenile offenses apply only to people under 18 years old, but some (mostly the ones dealing with alcohol) are applicable to anyone under 21 years old.

The offenses listed here are not part of the typical juvenile justice system, these are offenses that would not be criminal but for the age of the person. Juveniles charged with adult offenses are usually prosecuted in juvenile courts. The offenses below are more typically handled in JP Courts or Municipal Courts.

What are the juvenile crimes in Texas?

The list below includes Texas Juvenile Crimes:

*Note that DUI applies to some adults in addition to juveniles. DUI applies to everyone under 21 years of age, including adults 18-21 years old.


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