Juvenile Offenses

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all juveniles 10 to 16 years old that are charged with Class C misdemeanor offenses. This excludes public intoxication offenses.

All juveniles and their parent(s) are required to appear in open court for all proceedings in their cases.

Failure to Appear

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 pay their fine will be reported to the Department of Public Safety, who will suspend their driver’s license. If they do not have a driver’s license, they will not be able to obtain one until they appear in court.