Juveniles & Minors
Notice of Right of Expunction
Definition of Juvenile
Juveniles are defined as persons 16 years of age or younger.
Minors are persons 21 years of age and younger on
alcohol-related offenses and under 18 years of age in
Court Appearance is
All juveniles are required to appear before the judge, in
open court accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A
minor is also required to appear in court with a parent or
legal guardian if he or she is 18 years of age or younger
and charged with an alcohol-related violation. The court
will automatically mail notice of the date, time, and
location for when to appear. The notice will be mailed to
the address on the front of the citation that was issued to
the juvenile or minor. DO NOT MAIL THE FINE PAYMENT and
PAYMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE WINDOW.
Please note: All juvenile hearings are
restricted. Therefore, only juvenile offenders and the
offender's parent or legal guardian will be allowed in the
courtroom during juvenile proceedings.
Although younger siblings will be permitted, the court
reserves the right to remove any child who is disruptive to
the court proceedings.
Expunction of Records Information
this court are criminal convictions. You may be entitled to
an expunction of the records in your case. Click the link
below to review your right of expunction.
Notice of Right of Expunction
In order to
request an Expunction, please fill out an
Application for Expunction
and submit it to the court. There is a non-refundable fee
of $30 that will be due at the time you file your
Application for Expunction with the court.
Please read the application to
determine if you are eligible to request an Expunction prior
Failure to Appear
Failure of the parent or legal guardian to
appear with the juvenile or minor is a
separate misdemeanor offense against the
parent or legal guardian. A warrant for the
parent/guardian's arrest may be issued if
the Failure to Appear citation is not
resolved in a timely manner.
If the juvenile or minor fails to appear at
his or her scheduled hearing, a Failure to
Appear charge may be added to each of the
underlying violations set for Court. A
warrant for the arrest of a minor may also
be immediately issued. A warrant for the
juvenile's arrest will not be issued until
that person reaches 17 years of age. Warrant
fees and the additional fines for Failure to
Appear will be added to each violation as
Pursuant to Texas law,
Article 45.057(j), Code of Criminal
Procedure, you are being provided written
notice of the following:
A child and a parent are
required to appear before the Court and
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 the age of
On or before the seventh
day after the date the child or parent
changes residence (any place where the
child lives or resides for a period of
at least 30 days), the child or parent
shall notify the Court of the current
address in the manner directed by the
Failure to provide notice
is a Class C offense. The obligation to
provide notice terminates on discharge
and satisfaction of the judgment or
final disposition not requiring a
finding of guilt.
If you have any questions, please contact the
Municipal Court at (936) 633-0315. Se habla Español.
Llame o pase a nuestra oficinia.