All juveniles must appear on or before their due date with a parent.
Continuing Obligation to Appear
You and your parents or guardians have a duty to continue appearing in court even after you reach age 17. If you fail to appear before reaching age 17, you can be arrested and brought before the court. If you fail to appear after your 17th birthday and after notification by this court, you can be charged with an additional offense of violation of obligation to appear and be arrested in the same manner as any other adult.
Obligation to Notify Court of Address Change
You and your parents or guardians have an obligation to inform the court in writing each time you change your address. You must notify the court within seven days of each change of address. This obligation continues until your case is fully resolved and all fines and costs are paid or discharged.
This obligation does not end when you turn age 17. Failure to make a proper notification may cause you and your parents or guardians to be charged with an additional criminal violation and to be arrested.
Mandatory Alcohol and Tobacco Courses and Community Service
If you are found guilty of, or placed on deferred disposition for, an alcohol offense, the court must order you to complete an alcohol awareness course. The court must also order you to complete a period of community service. If you are found guilty of, or placed on deferred disposition for, a tobacco offense, the court must order you to complete a tobacco awareness course.
For more information or questions about juvenile defendants, please call the Municipal Court at (806) 296-1177.