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  • 260 Rachal Avenue
    P. O. Box 846
    Bridge City, TX 77611

    Tel: (409) 735-6801
    Fax: (409) 735-3349
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    Juvenile / Minors
    State law defines a juvenile as a person who is at least ten (10) years of age, but younger than seventeen (17) years of age who is charged with a criminal offense. A minor is a person between the age of seventeen (17), but younger than twenty-one (21) years of age.

    Parents or legal guardians of juveniles (age 10-16) must accompany their child for legal proceedings in the Bridge City Municipal Court. A summons will be sent to the parents and/or guardians with an appearance/arraignment date.

    Parents of minors charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol or Public Intoxication by Minor must appear with a minor ages seventeen (17) through (18) years of age for all court proceedings.

    School Related Charges
    The Bridge City Independence Scool District files charges of Thwarting Compulsory School Attendance on the parents of enrolled students who have missed three or more days or three or more parts of days of school attendance that were not excused. The parent must appear in Court with the child to answer the charge. Fines or other requirements may be assessed upon Conviction.

    Once the child has reached the age of seventeen (17) years, a charge of Failure to Attend School may be charged against the child rather than the parent. The child will then be required to appear before the Judge to answer the charge.

    If a student commits a misdemeanor on campus, the BCISD may file charges in the Court. Common charges are Assault (physical or by threat), Theft under $50.00, Disorderly Conduct - Vulgar, Abusive Language / Obscene Gesture. The student will be summoned, along with parent if 16 or under, and must appear before the Judge to answer the charge.

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