Juvenile Offenders


According to the Texas Family Code, Section 51.02(2), a child is a person between the ages of 10 and 17.


In Class C misdemeanors, a juvenile is a person under age 17 at the time the alleged offense occurred.


In tobacco-related offenses, a minor is a person younger than age 18. In alcohol-related offenses, a minor is a person under the age 21.

Age 17 & Under

Juveniles (under age 17) must appear before the court in person with a parent or guardian. They cannot plead by mail, nor can they pay the fine at the court clerk's window. Please call the court at 940-626-4206, Press menu 5 to set up an appointment to meet with the judge.


The law is constantly changing and there may be times when the information provided here will not be current. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. This information is not a comprehensive treatment of the subject and is not a substitute for advice from an attorney. We do not assume liability for any consequences resulting from your reliance on the information presented.