JUVENILES WHO FAIL TO APPEAR OR FAIL TO SATISFY A JUDGEMENT IN MUNICIPAL COURT WILL BE DENIED A DRIVER'S LICENSE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. IF THE JUVENILE ALREADY HAS A DRIVER'S LICENSE THAT LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED UNTIL SATISFACTION OF CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE RESOLVED.
All Juvenile Dockets are on the 2nd Monday at 1 pm and a Summons for the child and parent are sent the address given by the juvenile at the time of citation.
Attorneys Representing Juveniles are required to be present at the Juvenile docket along with the child and parent.
The municipal court has jurisdiction over juveniles (16 years or younger) charged with most Class C misdemeanor offenses. All juveniles are required to appear in open court for all proceedings in their cases. Such appearances must be made before the Court typically at 1 pm on the 2nd Monday following receipt of the citation. If that date is a legal holiday, the juvenile will be mailed notice of the alternative date and time to the address on the citation.
The parent of any juvenile charged in municipal court is required to be present in court with his or her child. Failure of a parent or legal guardian to appear with a juvenile constitutes a separate misdemeanor offense by the parent, and juveniles who fail to appear in court may have an additional charge of failure to appear filed against them.
In addition to the requirement to appear, juveniles (under 17 years of age) and their parent(s) have an obligation to provide the Court with their current address of residence in writing. On or before the seventh (7th) day after the date on which juveniles or their parent(s) change residence, the juvenile or his/her parent SHALL notify the court of their current address by Certified U.S. Mail, Return Receipt Requested. A violation of this subsection is a Class C misdemeanor and may result in arrest. The obligation to provide notice ends upon final disposition of charges filed from juvenile’s citation, and not when the juvenile becomes 17 years old.
The Hurst - Euless - Bedford Teen Court is a diversion program which allows juveniles (Class C misdemeanor offenders) an alternative to the criminal justice system. Upon successful completion of the program, offenders’ cases are dismissed and do not appear on their record. HEB Teen Court is provided by the Cities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford.
- 13-18 year olds
Teen defendants' cases are presented to a jury of their peers by teen volunteer attorneys. Jury members assign a community service sentence according to the Discipline Grid. Defendants are allowed 90 days to complete the assigned community service hours, serve three jury terms and complete any required educational classes.
- 10-12 year olds
The program for this age group consists of the youth and their parent/guardian observing a Teen Court session and completion of the First Offender educational/counseling program. The program includes five sessions which address decision-making, juvenile law, anger management and communication skills.
|Teen Court Date Schedules|
|Location:||Bedford Municipal Court Room
Bedford City Hall
2000 Forest Ridge Drive
|Website link:||HEB Teen Court
Schedule available online
|All Defendants:||Check-in between 5 pm and 5:30 pm|
|Jurors:||Check-in at 6:15 pm|
City of Hurst
825-B Thousand Oaks Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054