Juvenile Court Session is held the 1st Saturday of the month between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
State law requires that juveniles under 17 years of age need to appear before the judge in person with a parent or legal guardian. A parent/guardian summons will be mailed with the official court date.
This summons issued to a parent/guardian is an order to appear personally at the hearing with the juvenile. The summons must include a warning that the failure of the parent/guardian to appear may result in arrest and is a class C misdemeanor. A juvenile and parent/guardian required to appear before the court have an obligation to provide the court in writing with the current address and residence of the juvenile.
The obligation does not end when the juvenile reaches age 17. On or before the seventh day after the date the juvenile or parent/guardian changes residence, they 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.
State law requires that all minors (under 21 years of age) that are charged with alcohol-related offenses must appear in person before the judge.