Boyd, a Republicanassumed office in but is known for her controversial  probation sentencing of Ethan Coucha year-old who killed four people and injured 11 while driving drunk. Boyd heard the case of Ethan Coucha sixteen-year-old from a wealthy family who killed four people and injured nine people while driving drunkin Boyd did not comment regarding whether the punishment of ten years' probation was appropriate to Couch's crimes of stealing alcohol,  being a minor in possession of alcohol, consuming alcohol as a minor, driving drunk, and vehicular manslaughter of four individuals.
CNN A Texas judge on Friday recommended that "affluenza" teenager Ethan Couch's probation for a fatal drunken-driving crash be transferred from juvenile court to adult court -- a long-expected move that prosecutors say could see him serve more jail time. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
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Susie got caught stealing from Walmart. Johnny got busted for drinking at a high school party. I see it all the time — both in my law practice and in my role as a teen court judge.
The phone number is Teen Court is a peer program that allows juvenile first offenders with Class C misdemeanors an alternative in the criminal justice system. Teen volunteer attorneys present offenders' cases to a jury of their peers.
When children who are 10 years old through 16 years old are accused of a crime, the cases are prosecuted in juvenile court located at the Scott D. Charges against juveniles can include serious felony offenses, as well as all Class A and B misdemeanors. Children accused of a crime have the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney represent them at every stage of the case.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Lynn Marie Johnson believes the role of a judge is to know the law, be fair and impartial to all parties before them, strictly interpret the law as written, never legislate from the bench, and keep us safe — and she has the record to prove it, first as Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 and now as County Court at Law Judge. Johnson is recognized by her peers as a Top Attorney, she co-founded Parker County Teen Court, is a member of the Parker County Bar Association and Tarrant County Bar Association, and has gained the trust and admiration of her piers throughout her year legal career.
By Deborah Fleck. Irving Teen Court. Teens appear before a jury of their peers and receive community service sentences.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Couch and his attorneys argued that District Judge Wayne Salvant didn't have the authority to sentence the year-old. The judge gave Couch two years in jail last spring after receiving the case from juvenile court.