JUVENILES AND MINORS
Juveniles are defined as persons 16 years of age or younger. Minors are defined as persons 21 years or age or younger on alcohol related offenses and under 18 years of age on tobacco related offenses. State law requires the parent or legal guardian accompany the juvenile before the Judge on the scheduled court appearance. The court will automatically mail a summons to the parent or legal guardian of the date and time to appear. The notice will be mailed to the address listed on the citation that was issued to the juvenile. Juveniles who fail to appear or fail to pay their fine will be reported to the Department of Public Safety who will suspend their driver's license. If they do not have a driver's license, they will not be able to obtain one until they appear in court and all fines are paid.