The Pine County Attorney is the prosecutor in all cases involving juvenile offenders. These range from curfew violations to the most serious felony behavior. The County Attorney also oversees diversion programs that allow juvenile offenders to receive consequences involving minor offenses without going to court. These programs are intended to hold the juvenile accountable and often include an educational component to reduce repeat offenses.
In some more serious offenses the County Attorney may ask the Court to certify a juvenile to stand trial as an adult. If convicted of a crime as an adult, the juvenile could receive all potential adult sanctions, including a prison sentence.
Juveniles who are cited for driving under the influence after the age of 16 years are handled in adult court and receive the same sanctions as an adult.For more information click here:
Juvenile Division FAQs