At age 18 is juvenile probation automatically terminated?

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At age 18 is juvenile probation automatically terminated?

I got put on probation 5 years ago for 3 felonies. I ranaway after I turned 17 5 months ago. A warrant was issued. I’m wondering what kind of trouble I could get into? I was supposed to be off probation in 5 months. Can anything happen once I turn 18?

Asked on April 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately for you, your probation is not terminated just because you ran away as a juvenile while still on probation where an arrest warrant has been issued with respect to you. I suggest that you immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney to get the arrest warrant issue resolved against you while you are still a minor.

Once you turn 18, and if the arrest warrant issue and your probation are not resolved at that time, resolution of these issues will be in the adult offender court system, not the juvenile system. the results in the adult offender court system with respect to imposed penalties are much more severe.


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