What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law

What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law

This book would make a good text for a preparation for life class. . .

Author: L. Jean Wallace

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477315668

Category: Law

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From reviews of earlier editions: “Young people get into legal trouble for two reasons: they do not know what the law is, and they do not stop to think about the consequences of their actions. This book would make a good text for a preparation for life class. . . . The book is written in plain language, unencumbered by a lot of legal citations, and with no expectation that the reader will have any working knowledge of the law.” —Texas Bar Journal “A book any parent should consider giving their child. . . . But before you do, take a look at it yourself. No matter the title, Wallace’s book . . . contains information everyone—not just 18-year-olds—should know.” —Austin American-Statesman What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law is the only single-source guide for accurate, easy-to-understand information about most areas of civil law in Texas. L. Jean Wallace drew on years of experience as a students’ attorney at Texas Tech University to inform young adults about the areas of law that affect them most: driving and car ownership, pranks and crimes (including alcohol and drug offenses), personal relationships, employment and consumer concerns, and living on their own. She illustrated her points with true, sometimes humorous, stories of young adults’ encounters with the law. For this new edition, municipal judge Christopher F. Cypert has completely updated the book to reflect the current state of the law. He covers specific topics that are now mandated to be taught in schools, including the proper way to interact with peace officers during traffic stops and other in-person encounters, as well as internet-era misbehaviors such as sexting and cyberbullying. Like Wallace, Cypert has helped many young people navigate the sometimes confusing processes of the legal world, often loaning earlier editions of this book to young offenders in his court. Both authors’ real-world experience and legal expertise ensure that What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law is indeed a complete and practical guide for assuming the responsibilities of adulthood—as well as a good refresher course for all legal-age Texans.
Categories: Law

What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law

What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law

Which law Enforcement agency gave you the ticket? If you lose your ticket, knowing which agency issued it to you will simplify things. The Texas Highway Patrol (also known as the Department of Public Safety or DPS) can issue a ticket to ...

Author: L. Jean Wallace

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477315637

Category: Law

Page: 194

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From reviews of earlier editions: “Young people get into legal trouble for two reasons: they do not know what the law is, and they do not stop to think about the consequences of their actions. This book would make a good text for a preparation for life class. . . . The book is written in plain language, unencumbered by a lot of legal citations, and with no expectation that the reader will have any working knowledge of the law.” —Texas Bar Journal “A book any parent should consider giving their child. . . . But before you do, take a look at it yourself. No matter the title, Wallace’s book . . . contains information everyone—not just 18-year-olds—should know.” —Austin American-Statesman What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law is the only single-source guide for accurate, easy-to-understand information about most areas of civil law in Texas. L. Jean Wallace drew on years of experience as a students’ attorney at Texas Tech University to inform young adults about the areas of law that affect them most: driving and car ownership, pranks and crimes (including alcohol and drug offenses), personal relationships, employment and consumer concerns, and living on their own. She illustrated her points with true, sometimes humorous, stories of young adults’ encounters with the law. For this new edition, municipal judge Christopher F. Cypert has completely updated the book to reflect the current state of the law. He covers specific topics that are now mandated to be taught in schools, including the proper way to interact with peace officers during traffic stops and other in-person encounters, as well as internet-era misbehaviors such as sexting and cyberbullying. Like Wallace, Cypert has helped many young people navigate the sometimes confusing processes of the legal world, often loaning earlier editions of this book to young offenders in his court. Both authors’ real-world experience and legal expertise ensure that What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law is indeed a complete and practical guide for assuming the responsibilities of adulthood—as well as a good refresher course for all legal-age Texans.
Categories: Law

Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Arguably, if they do not delete them, any teen who has such pictures on their phone could be subject to prosecution. ... It seems anachronistic, but Alabama, Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas still have laws regulating and restricting ...

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317226833

Category: Law

Page: 568

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Criminal Law, Eleventh Edition, a classic introduction to criminal law for criminal justice students, combines the best features of a casebook and a textbook. Its success over numerous editions, both at community colleges as well as in four-year college criminal justice programs, is proof this text works as an authoritative source on criminal law as well as a teaching text that communicates with students. The book covers substantive criminal law and explores its principles, sources, distinctions, and limitations. Definitions and elements of crimes are explained, and defenses to crimes are thoroughly analyzed. Each chapter offers guidance to help students understand what is important, including chapter outlines, key terms, learning objectives, Legal News boxes that highlight current criminal law issues, and Quick Checks that cue the reader to stop and answer a question or two concerning the material just covered. Unique Exploring Case Law boxes offer guidance in using the accompanying cases, which are provided on the book’s website. A robust collection of instructor support materials addresses teaching and learning issues
Categories: Law

The Tobacco Settlement

The Tobacco Settlement

Again , in Texas , it is a prohibition against buying and possession of tobacco . ... Do you think that we should have a law that not only prohibits the sale of tobacco to under 18 , but also to prohibit the possession of tobacco for ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000032148138

Category: Products liability

Page: 3

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Categories: Products liability

Tobacco Legislation

Tobacco Legislation

But , in the end , what resulted was a law that Southland , and most people in Texas , feel will reduce the incidence of teen smoking . As I said before , the Texas law is effective , fair and reasonable — and we believe it will work .

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5183066

Category: Cigarettes

Page: 77

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Categories: Cigarettes

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But , in the end , what resulted was a law that Southland , and most people in Texas , feel will reduce the incidence of teen smoking . As I said before , the Texas law is effective , fair and reasonable — and we believe it will work .

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00669724M

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Teen Issues in S E Hinton s The Outsiders

Teen Issues in S E  Hinton s The Outsiders

I don't have a solution for these families because I don't know their full circumstances or their hearts, but I have been a depressed young mother at her wits' end, ... The Texas law allows mothers to leave infants up to 60 days in age.

Author: David Erik Nelson

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737758092

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 160

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This critical volume explores S.E. Hinton's classic novel The Outsiders through the lens of teen issues. The text discusses a variety of topics, including Hinton's life and influences, whether the novel offers an overly romanticized view of teen life, and whether social bonds are important for economically disadvantaged teens. The book also explores contemporary perspectives on teen issues, such as a look at modern teen class divisions and the relationship between parenting, masculinity, and teen violence.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers

Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers

Adolescent Development, Discrimination, and Consent Law Jennifer Ann Drobac. tor could argue capacity to consent to sex based on a promiscuity defense.41 In Hernandez v. State42 the court emphasized, We do observe that the State's brief ...

Author: Jennifer Ann Drobac

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226301150

Category: Law

Page: 352

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When we consider the concept of sexual abuse and harassment, our minds tend to jump either towards adults caught in unhealthy relationships or criminals who take advantage of children. But the millions of maturing teenagers who also deal with sexual harassment can fall between the cracks. When it comes to sexual relationships, adolescents pose a particular problem. Few teenagers possess all of the emotional and intellectual tools needed to navigate these threats, including the all too real advances made by supervisors, teachers, and mentors. In Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers, Jennifer Drobac explores the shockingly common problem of maturing adolescents who are harassed and exploited by adults in their lives. Reviewing the neuroscience and psychosocial evidence of adolescent development, she explains why teens are so vulnerable to adult harassers. Even today, in an age of increasing public awareness, criminal and civil law regarding the sexual abuse of minors remains tragically inept and irregular from state to state. Drobac uses six recent cases of teens suffering sexual harassment to illuminate the flaws and contradictions of this system, skillfully showing how our current laws fail to protect youths, and offering an array of imaginative legal reforms that could achieve increased justice for adolescent victims of sexual coercion.
Categories: Law

The Child Custody Protection Act

The Child Custody Protection Act

One out of four minors contacting the JDP hotline report having experienced physical abuse by a parent or legal guardian . ... it appears that Texas is ranked among the top three states with the highest ratios in teen pregnancies , teen ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754076836125

Category: Abortion

Page: 153

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Categories: Abortion

Child Custody Protection Act

Child Custody Protection Act

One out of four minors contacting the JDP hotline report having experienced physical abuse by a parent or legal guardian . ... it appears that Texas is ranked among the top three states with the highest ratios in teen pregnancies , teen ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754077964793

Category: Abortion

Page: 76

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Categories: Abortion