If your minor child receives a citation, the child must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian on the date set by the court. Court dates are mailed to the parents when the citation is received by the court.
The citation cannot be paid in advance of the court date. Appearance in court is mandatory.
Failure to appear in court may result in the parent being charged with an offense of Failure to Appear at Hearing with Child.
Additionally, State Law requires that the court be notified of the current address and residence of the child. Any change in address must be filed with the court within 7 days of the change. Failure to report the current address is a Class C Misdemeanor.
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