Justice Courts have jurisdiction over "fine-only misdemeanors" that are not punishable by confinement in jail or imprisonment. (§§4.11 and 4.14, C.C.P.)
Juveniles are required to:
Juveniles who fail to appear in court:
Juveniles who disobey a court order:
Art. 45.057. OFFENSES COMMITTED BY JUVENILES. (h) A child and parent required to appear before the court have an obligation to provide the court in writing with the current address and residence of the child. The obligation does not end when the child reaches 17. On or before the seventh day after the date the child or parent changes residence, the child or parent shall notify the court of the current address in the manner directed by the court. A violation of this subsection may result in arrest and is a class C misdemeanor. The obligation to provide notice terminates on discharge and satisfaction of the judgment or final disposition not requiring a finding of guilt.
Alcoholic Beverage Code §106.02 (Consumption, Possession, Purchase, Misrepresentation of age, Driving under the influence.)
If you are under the age of 21 at the time of the offense and this is your first offense, you are required to:
These violations require a mandatory court appearance. Juveniles under 17 at the time of the offense are required by law to appear before the judge in person with a parent/legal guardian. If you fail to attend the alcohol awareness class or complete the required community service hours, your driver’s license will be suspended or denied issuance if you do not have one for a period of 180 days.
Health & Safety Code § 161.252(a) (Possession, Purchase, Misrepresentation of age )
If you are under the age of 21 at the time of the offense, you are required to:
These violations require a mandatory court appearance. Juveniles under the age of 17 at the time of the offense are required by law to appear before the judge in person with a parent/legal guardian. If you fail to complete either the class or essay project, your driver’s license will be suspended or denied issuance if you do not have one for a period of 180 days.
Art. 45.0216. EXPUNCTION OF CERTAIN CONVICTION RECORDS. You are entitled to expunge the conviction, if any, along with any complaints, verdicts, sentences, and any other documents relating to the offense, including documents held by a prosecutor or law enforcement agency if:
To expunge your records, file a sworn statement with the court where the offense was filed and pay an expunction fee of $30.
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