Teen Court Office Location:
502 S. Center Street
Longview, TX 75601

Teen Court Program:
302 West Cotton Street (Police Station/Municipal Court Bldg)
Longview, TX 75601

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 3895
Longview, TX 75606

Phone: 903-237-2736
Fax: 903-291-5303

Email:
longviewteencourt@gmail.com

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am to 11:30am - 1pm to 4:30pm

COMMON QUESTIONS:

How much does Teen Court cost? $40 (NON-REFUNDABLE)

How long does a teen have to complete the Teen Court program?  It depends on the class of offense, please see the disciplinary grid. The range is 30 days, 45 days, 60 days, or 90 days.

What happens if I don’t complete my community service hours before my completion date?
If hours are not finished by the due date, the case will be sent back to the referring judge for payment of the fine, and the offense will remain on the defendant’s record.

What happens if I miss my jury date and/or class date?   If a defendant has a doctors note or a mandatory school event excuse the date will be reset without penalty. If a defendant misses a date with no legitimate excuse, they may have the option to be rescheduled with a three hour community service penalty (they will receive three more hours of community service.) Rescheduling is at the discretion of the executive director.

What happens if I miss more than one jury date and/or class date?  If a defendant misses any scheduled Teen Court date on more than one occasion, the case will be sent back to the referring judge for payment of the fine.
 
What happens to my case once I’ve completed all the Teen Court requirements?  Once the defendant has completed all community service hours, jury terms, and classes, the ticket will be dismissed and the defendant and his or her parent will be notified through mail that the case has been dismissed.
 
How many times can I take Teen Court for a ticket?  A teen may choose the Teen Court option once a year. 
 
What are the requirements to take Teen Court?  A defendant must be between 12 and 18 years of age, still enrolled full time in school (junior high/high school), and cannot have taken Teen Court in the past year.
 
What do I do when I receive a ticket?  Contact the court through which you recieved the ticket (the phone number is listed on the front or back of your ticket) to find out when your court date has been set. If you are under 17 years old, you MUST appear on your court date before the judge and request to take the Teen Court program. If you are 17 or over, you may request to take Teen Court by speaking with a court clerk.