If you are under the age of seventeen and charged with a violation including public intoxication, your case falls under this court’s jurisdiction. All juveniles are required by the family code to appear in court with their parent or guardian The court mails a parental summons to the parent or guardian prior to the court hearing. If a juvenile fails to appear in court or fails to pay a fine, they will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The department will suspend their driver’s license or if they do not have a license, they will not be able to obtain one until they appear in court to resolve the case.