Information for Juvenile Cases
— All Juvenile non-traffic court records are confidential and information pertaining to these cases may not be given over the phone. The Juvenile and/or a parent or guardian must appear at the Montgomery County Justice Court Three with photo identification to obtain further information about their case.
Appearance in Court Required
If you are sixteen (16) years of age or younger, the law requires that you appear in court with a parent, guardian, or managing conservator. A person sixteen (16) years of age or younger cannot pay the fine by mail or in person before the appearance date. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 45.0215
Parent Must Appear with Juvenile
The court is required to take the plea of a person sixteen (16) years of age or younger in open court and will issue a summons to compel the juvenile’s parent, guardian, or managing conservator to be present.http://www.jp.hctx.net/Images/white.space
Failure of the parent to appear as required by the summons is an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00 and may result in the arrest of the parent. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 45.0215
Obligation to Provide Current Address
A juvenile and the juvenile’s parent have an obligation to provide the court with the current address and residence of the juvenile. This obligation does not end when the juvenile reaches seventeen (17) years of age, but continues until the case is concluded and any judgment is fully satisfied. Notice of a new address must be given to the court, in writing, on or before the seventh (7th) day after the date the juvenile or the juvenile’s parent changes residence.
Failure to notify the court of the current address is an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 45.057
When Juveniles Become Adults
If a juvenile charged with an offense filed in the Justice Court fails to appear in court as required, the court will issue a warning to the juvenile when the juvenile reaches seventeen (17) years of age. The notice will warn the individual of a continuing obligation to appear to conclude the case. The notice will further warn that the failure to appear as required by the notice is a criminal offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00 and will result in the issuance of an arrest warrant. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 45.060
There is a non-refundable fee of $30 that will be due at the time you file for expunction with the Court. Please read the application to determine if you are eligible to request an expunction before contacting the Court.