Teen Court is a program in which you are represented by a volunteer teen attorney and sentenced by a jury of your peers. The answer is YES, if the following criteria are met:. Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents. They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.
Pflugerville Teen Court is a new program providing an opportunity for Pflugerville teens to participate in the municipal court process. The City is accepting applications from youth ages to serve on the Teen Court which will consist of 25 youth and will meet on the second Wednesday each month starting on February 13 at 5 p. Training will be held the week of February 4th. Participants will commit to a training session and then one evening per month of court. Teens will serve in various roles from juror to attorney after receiving training and instruction in the judicial process. The teen court is a voluntary alternative to the sentencing arm of the Municipal and Justice of the Peace Courts. Teens can enter a plea of guilty or no contest and have the sentencing aspect of the case heard by their peers.
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The juries in Teen Court are made up of trained high school volunteers, along with defendants who have previously been required to serve jury duty as a part of their sentence. All volunteers are trained by members of the local Bar association and court personnel. In contrast to other courts, Teen Court mandates that all defendants serve as jurors from Two to Twelve evenings at future Teen Court cases. Teen Court juries recommend participation in a community service agency as part of their sentence, with a minimum of fifteen hours and a maximum of one hundred hours.