The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over juveniles (16 years or younger) charged with Class C misdemeanor offenses. All juveniles are required to appear in open court for all proceedings in their cases. The parent or legal guardian of any juvenile charged in municipal court is REQUIRED to be present in the court with his or her child.Juveniles who fail to appear or who fail to pay their fine will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety who will suspend their driver’s license. If they do not have a driver’s license, they will not be able to obtain one until they appear in Court. Contact the court office to verify your appearance date.
The court will automatically mail a hearing notice to the parent or legal guardian which will include the date, time and location of where to appear. The notice will be mailed to the address the violator gave at the time of the stop. Juveniles do not need to request a court hearing. The hearing will always be scheduled for juveniles. Juvenile is defined as someone under the age of 17.
MINORS- ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CODE OFFENSES
Any person between 17-20 years of age charged with an alcoholic offense (purchase, attempt to purchase, possession, consumption, misrepresentation of age, public intoxication by minor) is REQUIRED to come before the Judge.