Sentencing Grid

Punishment consists of a specific number of hours of community service and a required number of terms as a Teen Court juror. The Teen Court Jury assesses community service based on the evidence provided.

A range of hours for each offense is defined by a grid system that is based on the nature of the offense. Sentences range from no less than four hours to no more than 60 hours of community service, and a required number of jury terms.

Sentencing
Class
Description
Penalty
Class 1
 Offenses include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Seat belt violation
  • Equipment violation
  • Motorcycle violation
  • Parking citation
  • Expired driver's license/License restrictions violations
  • Miscellaneous driving violations
  • Violation of juvenile curfew ordinance (before 12:30 a.m.)
  • Park curfew violation (before 11 p.m.)
  • 4 - 9 Hours Community Service
  • One Jury Term
  • 20 days from court date to complete community service
Class 2
Offenses include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Speeding 1-10 miles per hour over the speed limit
  • Failure to yield right of way (no accident)
  • Failure to stop at red light/stop sign
  • Parking in handicapped space/fire lane
  • Park curfew violation (after 11 p.m.)
  • Violation of juvenile curfew ordinance (after 12:30 a.m.)
  • Daytime curfew violation
  • Violations of parking lot ordinance/Loitering
  • 10 - 16 Hours Community Service
  • Two Jury Terms
  • 30 days from court date to complete community service
Class 3
Offenses include but are not limited to the following:
  • Speeding 10-18 miles per hour over the limit
  • Speeding 1-9 miles over limit in school zone
  • Failure to identify self
  • Minor in possession of tobacco
  • Anti-noise violation / spinning tires
  • No proof of financial responsibility (no insurance)
  • 17-24 Hours Community Service
  • Three Jury Terms
  • 45 days from court date to complete community service
Class 4
Offenses include but are not limited to the following:
  • Speeding 10 or more miles per hour over the limit in school zone
  • Traffic accident violations
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Theft under $50
  • Vandalism/criminal mischief under $50
  • speeding 18-24 mph over limit
  • 25-36 Hours Community Service
  • Four Jury Terms
  • 60 days from court date to complete community service
Class 5
Offenses include but are not limited to the following:
  • Speeding 25 or more miles per hour over the limit
  • Public intoxication
  • Minor in possession/consumption of alcohol
  • Theft over $50/under $500
  • 37-50 Hours Community Service
  • Five Jury Terms
  • 90 days from court date to complete community service
Class 
6
 Offenses include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Possession of marijuana
  • DUI
  • Assault
  • 42-60 Hours Community Service
  • Five Jury Terms
  • 90 days from court date to complete sentence