Juveniles and Minors

Accompanied by Parent

A person who is considered a juvenile (10-16 years of age) and is charged as a juvenile with an offense within the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all appearances.  No action will be taken unless the juvenile is so accompanied by such parent or legal guardian.  However, the Court may hear the case if satisfied that due diligence has been used to obtain the presence of the parent or legal guardian.

Alcohol-Related Offense

A minor (under 21 years of age) charged with an alcohol-related offense under Chapter 106 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code must be present in open court before a judge to enter a plea of guilty or no contest.  Furthermore, no person under 17 years of age may be convicted of an alcoholic-related offense without the parent or legal guardian present.  However, the court may hear the case if satisfied that due diligence has been used to obtain the presence of the parent or legal guardian.