The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over juveniles (10 to 16 years of age) charged with Class C misdemeanor offenses.
Please be aware that all Juvenile non-traffic court records are confidential. Information regarding certain juvenile cases cannot be given over the phone. The juvenile and/or parent must provide photo identification to obtain further information about their case and if the request is in writing, must include photo identification, and signature of both the juvenile and parent.
- All juvenile defendants who were under the age of 17 at the time of receiving the citation must appear in open Court before the Judge for their initial appearance. Code of Criminal Procedure, Art. 45.0215(a)
- A parent or legal guardian is also required to be present at the hearing with the defendant. Art. 45.0215 (d) states 'failure of the parent to appear may result in arrest and is a Class C misdemeanor'
- These hearings are scheduled by the Juvenile Case Manager. Notices to appear at the first appearance hearing are mailed to the defendant and will contain the date and time, and whether the hearing will be held remotely or in person
- Your first appearance is to determine your plea. The plea must be made by the defendant charged with the offense. If a plea of not guilty is entered, you will need to meet with the prosecutor. That meeting may be the same day or a future date, based on availability
Conduct & Attire
All persons entering the court are to be dressed appropriately. Shorts, halters/midriff tops, T-Shirts with vulgar or obscene illustrations, excessively baggy pants, and/or soiled or torn clothing are inappropriate. Every person shall also obey the court rules and shall conduct themselves in a respectful and courteous manner. The Bailiff will remove any person in violation of the dress code or for being disruptive in court.
You and your parent or guardian have an obligation to inform the court in writing each time you change your address. You must notify the court within seven days of each change of address. This obligation continues until your case is fully resolved all fines and court costs are paid or discharged. 45.057 (h), Code of Criminal Procedure
Performance of community service hours may be a requirement of your court order. Below is a list of community service agencies in the Cedar Park area and neighboring cities that have been pre-approved by the Municipal Court Judge. Agencies other than the ones listed above need to be approved prior to working there. Community service hours are ordered on a case-by-case basis. You must make sure that the community service hours you perform are compliant with what is ordered in your specific case.
- Approved List of Community Service Providers (PDF)
- Alcohol Related Community Service (PDF)
- Jacqui Saburido Video (courtesy of TxDOT; caution: this video contains graphic images)
- Shattered Dreams Video (Caution: this video contains graphic images)
The attached chart should not be construed legal advice. It is attached solely for the purpose of providing procedural information. In order to request an Expunction, please contact the Juvenile Case Manager. 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 Expunction of Records Application (PDF) attached chart to determine if you are eligible to request an Expunction before contacting court.