Please Note:
 All juveniles, parents, legal guardians, and minors must comply with the court’s dress code when appearing in court. 
JUVENILES:  Individuals age 16 and younger
The municipal court has jurisdiction over juveniles (16 years of age and younger) charged with class C misdemeanor offenses.  
All juveniles are required by state law to appear in open court for all proceedings with a parent or legal guardian. 
Failure to comply with this requirement or failure to complete all terms regarding juvenile charges may result in additional charges against the parent and child. In addition, such failure may result in the juvenile having his/her driver’s license suspended or prevent the juvenile from obtaining a driver’s license from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Juvenile defendants charged with an alcohol and/or tobacco related offense will be required to complete an alcohol awareness or tobacco awareness course (as applicable) and perform a required number of community service hours.  This is in addition to any fine and/or cost assessed.
Failure to complete the required conditions will result in suspension of the juvenile’s driver’s license for up to 180 days or prevent the juvenile from obtaining a driver’s license from the Texas Department of Public Safety. 
MINORS:  Individuals age 17 to 20
Minors are treated as adults in the Texas legal system.  However, with alcohol and tobacco related offenses, there are certain conditions that must be completed in addition to payment of the fine and cost pursuant to state law.
Minor defendants charged with an alcohol and/or tobacco related offense will be required to complete an alcohol awareness or tobacco awareness course (as applicable) and perform a required number of community service hours.  This is in addition to any fine and/or cost assessed.
Failure to complete the required conditions will result in suspension of the minor’s driver’s license for up to 180 days or prevent the minor from obtaining a driver’s license from the Texas Department of Public Safety. 
If you have been arrested for an alcohol or tobacco related offense and have been time served on your fine and cost, you must still appear before the Judge and complete the additional required conditions.
Minor Defendants accused of a violation other than an alcohol or tobacco offense, may handle that violation in the same manner as an adult.
Representing Yourself In Court
It is always best to have a lawyer. The law and court proceedings are complicated, and lawyers have legal training. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and help get the best result possible in your case. Sometimes even simple matters can have consequences that you are not aware of or do not understand.

If you are representing yourself in a case, or thinking about doing so, the following links may help you:
Texas Court Help
Texas Law Help

Court Dress Code

Court check in begins 30 minutes prior to the session time. Dress code is strictly enforced. Click the following link for Courtroom dress code and decorum (rules).
Defendants that arrive late or are not dressed appropriately will be rescheduled.


pdf Court Dress Code (22 KB)
pdf Courtroom Rules (63 KB)

Legal Advice

The Municipal Court cannot give legal advice of any nature.

Court personnel are allowed to explain Court proceedings and procedures regarding misdemeanor cases filed in this Court only.

 If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.