Juvenile Procedures

If you are 16 years of age or under, you must appear in court with a parent or legal guardian. You are prohibited from paying any fines by mail or in person before your appearance date. You may reschedule to a juvenile docket later in the afternoon to accommodate school schedules.

Failure to Appear
If you fail to appear in court as indicated on your citation, the court may order the Department of Public Safety to suspend or deny issuance of a driver’s license or permit for violation a court order. A charge of failure to appear with juvenile may also be filed against the parent or legal guardian.

Notice of Continuing Obligation
A juvenile and parent 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 requirement 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.

Changes in Address
Changes in the defendant’s address shall be provided in writing to the Municipal Court in person at the clerk’s office or may be submitted by mail. For additional information about your obligation you may contact the Municipal Court.