Citations issued to anyone under the age of 17 are referred to the Columbia County Juvenile Court. The law enforcement officer normally provides the juvenile with the court contact information. The juvenile and/or parent can call the office to inquire about when court may be scheduled. The juvenile and parent will receive a notice to appear for traffic court approximately three weeks before the court date. A parent must accompany the juvenile to court on this date. If the juvenile is found guilty of the traffic violation, the judge will determine whether he or she shall pay a fine, supervision fee, attend a program for traffic offenders, and/or surrender license for a specified suspension period, etc.
Juvenile Traffic Law
Effective January 1, 2007, teen drivers must adhere to the updated laws, known as Joshua's Law.