Juvenile Court Session is held the 1st Saturday of the month between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. using the virtual platform Zoom.
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 informing the defendant to contact the Court with an email address so that a Zoom link may be given.
This summons issued to a parent is an order to appear personally at the hearing with the child. The summons must include a warning that the failure of the parent to appear may result in arrest and is a class C misdemeanor. A child and parent required to appear before the court 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 at 17. On or before the seventh 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 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 find 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.