In this issue, the Texas Bar Journal takes a look at juvenile law and the juvenile justice system. Brian J. Willett provides an overview of the key differences between juvenile and criminal law, while Bradley P. Temple discusses the pretrial diversion program of deferred prosecution and the importance of diversion programs in the juvenile justice system. Judge Pat Garza outlines the law as it pertains to the taking of a breath or blood specimen of juveniles who are stopped under suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Finally, we highlight a timely new multimedia project from the Texas Young Lawyers Association — The Unconscious Truth: Physical and Legal Effects of Underage Binge Drinking. Inspired by the story of Shelby Allen, a 17-year-old girl who died as a result of binge drinking at a friend’s party, The Unconscious Truth helps educate teens and adults alike on the legal consequences and health dangers associated with binge drinking. Let us know your thoughts. Email us at email@example.com.
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