The county attorney's office processes juvenile cases on both the felony and misdemeanor levels. Children may be adjudicated for a juvenile offense if they are 10-17 years old. Children 17 years of age at the time the offense is committed are considered adults for criminal law purposes.
The Texas Family Code requires that the parent of a child who is accused of breaking the law and who will appear before a Texas juvenile court must be given the opportunity to give a parental written statement to the court. View information about parental written statements and statement forms.