Criminal Law

Crime Victims Guide

If you or a loved one is the victim of a crime, navigating the criminal justice system can be intimidating. Here are a few tips on what to expect as you follow your case through the process.

CrimeVictimsGuide

Defending Yourself in a Criminal Case

Discusses the dangers of being your own lawyer, even for a misdemeanor.

DefendingYourselfinaCriminalCase

And Justice For All

Through this website, the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Texas State Bar seek to educate lawyers on both sides of the bar, as well as the general public, to reduce the risk of wrongful convictions.

AndJusticeforAll

Criminal Law Toolkit (Available online only)

This publication is intended as an aid to provide lawyers with current and accurate information about handling and resolving criminal law controversies.

CriminalLawToolkit

Expunctions in Texas

Provides an overview of the expunction and non-disclosure processes in Texas. (Last revised 2010)

Expunctions 
in Texas

The Texas Juvenile Justice System: What You Need to Know

This guide provides youth, parent and guardians, a basic understanding about the court process and procedures, the rights and options available, penalties, resources and answers to the most frequently asked questions. (Last revised 2017)

Juvenile

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