Tag Archives: Cameron Moon

First Court of Appeals Decision on Certification of Juvenile Offenders

On July 30, 2013, the First Court of Appeals in Houston reversed Cameron Moon’s 2010 murder conviction and 30 year sentence. The Appellate Court found that the juvenile court abused its discretion in waiving jurisdiction and certifying Moon for trial as an adult. Moon was 16 when he was arrested for his crime. The juvenile […]

First Court of Appeals Hears Case Challenging Transfer of Juvenile to Adult Court

Children in Texas can be tried in adult criminal court under a waiver statute that permits the transfer of a juvenile to adult court after a hearing is conducted by a juvenile judge.  Tex. Fam. Code § 54.02.  On October 31, 2012 the First Court of Appeals in Houston heard a case challenging the transfer of a […]