About Minor Offenses
Juvenile citations for traffic and/or minor offenses, including violations of municipal code ordinances, are issued by law enforcement agencies throughout Orange County. Although a minor may appear prior to the court date shown on the ticket as long as s/he brings a copy of the citation to the court, most minors appear on the court date indicated on the citation. Traffic/minor offenses can be adjudicated by reprimands, special projects, fines, traffic school, or volunteer community service, or, under certain serious circumstances, the court may refer the citation to the Probation Department so that the minor's case may be handled under delinquency proceedings. The minor should appear at the Justice Center on the citation.