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. (Last revised 2019)


Defending Yourself in a Criminal Case

Discusses the dangers of being your own lawyer, even for a misdemeanor. (Last revised 2018)


And Justice For All (Available online only)

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.


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)


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