Juvenile Defendants

Juvenile Defendants

All juvenile defendants (anyone who was under the age of seventeen (17) at the time of their citation) must appear, along with their parent or legal guardian, before the Municipal Judge at a Juvenile Plea Hearing which is held during open court. This is true even if the defendant plans to be represented by an attorney. Please call or visit our office to schedule this hearing. Notices to appear at the Juvenile Plea Hearing will then be mailed to the defendant and will contain the date, time, and location of the hearing.

During the Juvenile Plea Hearing, the defendant will have an opportunity to enter a plea. If a plea of "not guilty" is entered, another court date will be scheduled at that time. If eligible, defendants who enter a plea of "no contest" or "guilty" may be eligible for certain programs, the successful completion of which will result in the dismissal of the citation. 

Each option is restricted to specific types of offenses. Defendants who have received multiple violations in the past or who have criminal histories involving assault or gang-related offenses may not qualify for some programs. Defendants who are eligible to participate in any deferred adjudication program are encouraged to pay for required court costs and fees at the Plea Hearing.


  • Our office is open on weekdays, excluding holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We do close daily for lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • All official correspondence must be mailed via the United States Postal Service (USPS) or delivered in person.
  • If the Court is closed due to weather conditions or a Town holiday, your due date will move to the next business day that our offices are open. 
  • Para defendientes necesitando asistencia en español, por favor llamar por teléfono o venir a la oficina entre las horas de 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (13:00 a 17:00) lunes a viernes.


Nothing appearing on this site should be considered legal advice. If you have questions about your best course of action, what plea you should enter, your rights, or the consequence of a conviction, you should contact an attorney. The clerk, the judge, nor the prosecutor can give you legal advice. Neither the Municipal Court nor the Town of Pantego makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the provided information and shall not be responsible for errors or omissions nor for results obtained from the application of provided information.

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Fax: 817-617-3755
Emergencies: Dial 911
2600 Miller Lane

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
La asistencia en español está disponible de lunes a viernes
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Bill Lane, Presiding Judge
  • Teresa Evans, Associate Judge/Magistrate
  • Michael S. Newman, Associate Judge/Magistrate
  • Craig Magnuson, Prosecutor