All juveniles (ages 10 to 16) must appear in person in court with a parent or legal guardian and cannot dispose of any case by mail or without an appearance. All persons under 21 charged with an age-related alcohol offense or public intoxication must appear in court in person.
Infractions by juveniles can be handled confidentially, rather than in open court. However, this practice may be waived by the juvenile upon request.
Juvenile Night Court
To avoid conflicts with school and parent's work schedule, before an appearance date, it is suggested that a request be made to reschedule the appearance date to juvenile court. Juvenile court is held the third Monday of each month at 5 p.m. If a holiday falls on the third Monday of the month, juvenile court is scheduled for the following Monday.