JUVENILES AND MINORS
Texas State Law requires that JUVENILES (age 10-16) must appear in person with a parent or legal guardian for a court hearing, regardless of the offense. A court date will be mailed to the address listed on the citation.
ARTICLE 45.057(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 age 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.
UNDER 21 - ALCOHOL OFFENSE
UNDER 18 - TOBACCO OFFENSE (Prior to September 1, 2019)
UNDER 21 - TOBACCO OFFENSE (September 1, 2019 to Present)
Age requirement exception if (1) the individual is active military and at least 18 years old, or (2) turned 18 before September 1, 2019.
All MINORS are required to appear in person for a court hearing for ALCOHOL Class "C" or TOBACCO offenses. A court date will be mailed to the address listed on the citation.
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