Juvenile means a person that is less than 17 years old.

Juvenile court cases are closed to the public. Only parents and guardians can be in the courtroom.

Juvenile Non-Traffic Violations

Please follow these instructions, even if they are different than information on the back of your citation.

You must enter your plea on or before your assigned court date unless you are in the Restorative Justice Program. You can enter a plea of guilty, no contest (similar to guilty), or not guilty.

If you do not enter your plea by your court date, you will be found guilty. The court will send you an order about the legal sanctions that apply to your case.

Underage Alcohol Violations

If you are found guilty of underage alcohol violations, the court can suspend your driver's license. Violations can also include a "forfeiture", or payment. Driver's licenses are suspended for:

  1. First violation: 30 to 90 days
  2. Within a year of a previous violation: One year
  3. Within a year of two or more violations: Two years

If you do not have a driver's license, the suspension would start when you apply for your driver's license. This would delay your eligibility for a license.

Learn more about penalties for underage alcohol violations.

This section does not apply to charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (drunk driving).

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