Juvenile / Youth Offenders

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over juveniles (10 to 16 years of age) charged with Class C misdemeanor offenses except Public Intoxication.

  • Juveniles (persons who are under the age of 17)
  • Minor (persons who are under the age of 21)

All juveniles are required to appear in open court for all proceedings in their cases. The parent or legal guardian of a juvenile charged in Municipal Court must be present in court with their child.

Juveniles who fail to appear in court may have an additional charge of "failure to appear" filed against them. Juveniles who fail to appear or who fail to pay their fine will be reported to Department of Public Safety, which will suspend or deny issuance of a driver's license.

Juveniles who disobey a court order may be found in contempt and assessed a fine not to exceed $500 or referred to juvenile court for contempt. Parents who refuse to attend court with their child can have additional charges filed against them.

For Parents & Guardians

Warning: A child and parent required to appear before the court have an obligation to provide the court in writing with the current address and residence of the child. The obligation does not end when the child reaches age 17. On or before the 7th day after the date the child or parent changes residence, the child or parent shall notify the court of the current address in the manner directed by the court.

A violation of this subsection may result in arrest and is a class C misdemeanor. The obligation to provide notice terminates on discharge and satisfaction of the judgment or final disposition not requiring a finding of guilt.

Expunction of Records Information

Convictions from this court are criminal convictions. The records of this court, including all records in your case, are public and accessible to the public. You may be entitled to an expunction of the records in your case. Contact the Court for more information on expunctions or to pick up an application for expunction packet.

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