What age is considered a minor in Texas?
CIVIL PRACTICE & REMEDIES CODE, CHAPTER 129. AGE OF MAJORITY, § 129.001. AGE OF MAJORITY. The age of majority in this state is 18 years.
they charged her as an adult.
How old is she?
Now we have gotten a letter from [the store's] lawyers wanting $250 dollars to settle a civil case. What will happen if she doesn't pay it. She is a cheerleader and an A student. It was a first offense and totally out of character for her. So, no time for a job. If she doesn't pay it will it go on her credit report?
Possibly. A criminal conviction probably will. And the store could file a lawsuit as well.
One thing, though. There is such a thing called a Misdemeanor Compromise where the defendant pays restitution or damages and the prosecutor stipulates to a dismissal of the charges.
If you decide to pay, make darn sure that the prosecutor is involved in the settlement and agrees to the dismissal and gets it dismissed on paper.