Juveniles and Teen Court

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over juveniles (persons age 10 to 16) charged with Class C Misdemeanor offenses. Juveniles must appear in open court with a parent or legal guardian present for all proceedings in their cases.  Identification is required for both the young person and the parent or legal guardian.

Young persons also have a duty to keep their address up to date and on file until their case is completed with the court.  All changes of address must be in writing and must include the name, case number, new address, phone number, and email. Failure to do this may result in a hold being placed upon the driver’s license along with a possible hold on the ability to renew the registration of the vehicle, if the ticket involved a vehicle.

Teen Court is for both Juveniles and other students who are enrolled in high school or the equivalent. For both groups, Teen Court can result in a dismissal of the offense from the person’s record.

What to Expect at Your Hearing

Teen Court Information