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THE CITY OF LAKE JACKSON
25 Oak Drive
PHONE: 979-415-2400
Juveniles
Juveniles can be defined as any individual under the age of 17 years. These individuals must appear in court before the Judge.

Appearing Before the Court
Several special rules are applicable in the case of juveniles appearing before the court. These include the following:
  • Persons under the age of 17 years can not appear in court without a parent or legal guardian. 
  • Persons between the ages of 17 to 20 charged with an offense arising under the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code must appear in court.
  • Persons under the age of 18 charged with any tobacco-related violation must appear in court.

Obligation to Inform Court of Child’s Residence
A juvenile and parent have an obligation to provide the court in writing with the current address and residence of the child. The obligation does not end when the child reaches age 17. On or before the seventh day after the date the child or parent changes residence, the child or parent shall notify the court of the current address in the manner directed by the court. A violation of this requirement may result in arrest and is a Class C misdemeanor. The obligation to provide notice terminates on discharge and satisfaction of the judgment or final disposition not requiring a finding of guilty.

Changes in Address
Changes in the defendant’s address shall be provided in writing to the court in person at the clerks’ office or may be submitted by mail. For additional information about your obligation you may contact the Lake Jackson Municipal Court at 979-297-1031.