Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Effective September 1 The Texas Supreme Court Changes Juvenile Certification Appellate Practice
The Texas Supreme Court ordered that juvenile certification appeals be accellerated and that juvenile courts tell a respondent of that person's right to an immediate appeal, effective September 1. A juvenile court certifying a juvenile to stand trial as an adult must must tell the juvenile and the juvenile's attorney orally on the record in open court and in writing of the right to immediately appeal the certification decision and the accelerated nature of the appeal. As far as reasonably possible, those appeals are to get to final disposition within 180 days.