Houston Criminal Defense Blog

Case 124

18-year-old client was arrested and charged with harboring a runaway child in a classic Romeo & Juliet scenario. The overzealous father of client’s 17-year-old girlfriend pressed charges for harboring a runaway child after client and his girlfriend spent Valentine’s Day evening together on a date. Father had been calling police for months complaining of the legal relationship between his daughter and client. Finally on Valentine’s Day, police arrested client after father claimed his daughter was a runaway. BSA asked to set the case for trial and the State dismissed the case.