Juvenile Court Appearances

Juveniles under 17 years of age must appear in person with a parent or guardian before the Judge at the time on the ticket or as notified by the court.

Change of Address

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 writing at:
Paris Municipal Court
P.O. Box 9037
Paris, TX 75461

This obligation continues until final disposition of case and does not end when child turns 17. Failure to notify the court in writing of the child’s current address is a Class C misdemeanor.

Types of Violation

Alcohol Violation

You must appear with a parent or guardian for alcohol violations if you are under 18 years of age. If you are convicted of an alcohol offense, the court must order you to complete an alcohol awareness course and complete a period of community service. A period of driver’s license suspension is also mandatory.

Tobacco Violation

Upon conviction of a tobacco offense, the court will require completion of a tobacco awareness course in addition to payment of court cost and fees.

Driver's License Suspension

Your license to drive may be suspended or denied if you:

  • Fail to appear in court for your citation
  • Fail to pay or discharge your fine and cost
  • Fail to take and present proof of completion of an alcohol or tobacco awareness course
  • Are held in contempt for violating the court’s judgment