Anyone under the age of 17 is considered a juvenile. Juveniles must appear in open court with a parent or legal guardian. Learn more about Court procedures.

Coming to Court and Responding to a Citation

Juveniles follow a different Court process than adult defendants.  Juveniles must appear in open court and cannot pay for their fines online.

After the Court receives your citation, you and your parent/guardian will be mailed Court notices to your address provided on the citation for your upcoming court date. You will receive notices by both regular and certified mail. Please read the notices as to what action needs to be made before your scheduled court date if any.

Alcohol and Tobacco Offenses

Anyone under the age of 21 and charged with an alcohol or tobacco related offense is required to appear in open court and do the following:

Alcohol- first time offense

  • Attend an 8 hour alcohol awareness course
  • Complete 8-12 hours of alcohol related community service

Tobacco- first time offense

  • Attend an 8 hour tobacco awareness course

Additional requirements may be issued by the Judge.

Fail to Appear or Pay Fine

Juveniles who fail to appear in open court or fail to pay their fine will be reported to the Department of Public Safety. Their driver’s license will be suspended or they will be denied the issuance of a driver’s license until the fine has been paid in full.

Expungement Rights

Juveniles may be eligible to have their records expunged after turning 21 years of age. There is a fee associated with this request. For more information, please contact the Court.