Jurisdictions Over Juveniles
  • The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over juveniles (16 years of age or younger) charged with Class C misdemeanor offenses.
  • Juveniles must appear in open court with a parent or legal guardian for all proceedings in their cases.
Failure to Appear
  • The court will report juveniles who fail to appear or pay their fines to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
  • The Texas Department of Public Safety will suspend the driver’s license of the reported juvenile and the license will remain suspended until the case is resolved.
  • If the reported juvenile does not have a driver’s license, they will not be able to obtain one until they resolve the reported cases and the cases are closed.
  • A Juvenile case does not go away when they become an adult, so delaying the process will only cause the citation to become more expensive and/or more damaging to your record, as well as risking possible arrest once the juvenile turns 17 years of age.