Where are Juvenile Court payments made and what forms of payment are accepted?
Payments can be made in person at the Juvenile Court located at 197 Carl Griffin Drive or they may be mailed to that address. If payments are mailed, please make sure you reference the case by file number or the child’s name and date of birth so proper credit can be given.
You may make a payment in cash or by money order. Do not send cash by mail.
What will happen during the Juvenile Court hearing?
The parent and child are required to view a video at the beginning of court. If you are late for the video, you will not be allowed in the court room and your case will be rescheduled. When the judge is on the bench, it is your responsibility to listen carefully to the instructions. The hearing is considered an arraignment hearing wherein the police officer is not required to be in attendance. If the child admits to an offense, we will likely dispose of the case during the hearing. If the child denies the charges, a new court date will be scheduled, and the police officer and all witnesses will be subpoenaed to attend the adjudicatory hearing.
Do I have a right to an attorney to represent me in Juvenile Court traffic court?
If a child is accused of a traffic offense that has not been filed as a delinquent act, you have the right to be represented by an attorney hired at your own expense. You do not have the right to an appointed attorney at public expense. If you do not have an attorney, it is YOUR responsibility to notify the Court to request a subpoena. A subpoena is an Order by the Court demanding that a witness, document, or thing appear in Court.