The Citrus County Teen Court Program offers juvenile first-time offenders between the ages of 12 and 17 who have committed misdemeanor or felony offenses the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions. Some types of cases heard in Teen Court include vandalism; drug or alcohol possession, trespassing, interfering with school function, driving with no or suspended license, burglary, battery. Sanctions imposed by teen juries include community service and jury duty, remedial classes, and essays. Teens must attend school and obey rules both in school and at home.
Teen Court is an educational opportunity that helps teen defendants and volunteers to understand our justice system. Teen Court is a voluntary program that allows juvenile Class C misdemeanor defendants to handle their citation through community service and involvement in the judicial process. The jury members assess a sentence of community service following the guidelines set by the Municipal Court. Upon successfully completing Teen Court, the defendant will not have to pay any fines.
Skip to Main Content. What is Teen Court? About Teen Court Metroport Teen Court is a voluntary program which allows juvenile, Class C misdemeanor offenders to "pay" for their citation through community service and involvement in the judicial process. These cases are presented by volunteer Teen Court attorneys to a jury of the defendant's peers that is made up of volunteers for local secondary schools and returning youth who were previously defendants.
If you have any other questions, please contact Teen Court Staff at info springsteencourt. Please understand that the process may take up to 3 hours. The City Attorney's Office requires an appropriate amount of time to process all necessary dismissal paperwork. All questions regarding sentence completion will be answered after the sentencing hearing at outprocessing by a member of the Teen Court staff.