Juvenile Information

Juveniles

A juvenile is defined as a person between 10 and 16 years of age. 

If you are a juvenile and were charged with an offense filed in the City of University Park Municipal Court, your parent/guardian will be sent a letter of a notice to appear with you in court.  Please note that if you fail to appear as stated, a notice will be sent to the Texas Department of Public Safety to suspend your Driver License or to prohibit you from getting one.  When you appear in court, you may request a trial, a Driving Safety Course, Deferred Disposition, or Teen Court from the Judge.

Minors

A minor is defined as a person under the age of 21 years.

If you are a minor between the ages of 17 and 20 and have been charged with an alcohol or tobacco related offense, you must appear in court by the appearance date on your citation.  No fines may be paid prior to appearing in court.  If you fail to appear, the Judge will impose judgment and order suspension of your driver license. The case will be filed with the Texas Department of Public Safety and your driver license will be suspended for 180 days until an appearance is made in court.