The Floyd County Juvenile Court is located on the 2nd floor of the Floyd County Courthouse/Judicial Center. The Juvenile Court handles children under the age of seventeen (17) who have been charged with a delinquent offense, sixteen (16) and under who have been charged with a traffic offense, and under the age of eighteen (18) who have committed a status offense, or have been deemed to be a deprived child.
A delinquent offense is any offense that an adult could be charged with such as shoplifting, burglary, criminal trespass, etc. Status offenses are those only applicable to a juvenile such as truancy, runaway, or ungovernable. A deprived child is a child whose parent/guardian(s) have caused some type of neglect, or either physical or sexual abuse. The deprived child and the child charged with the status offense of ungovernable or runaway, will have an attorney Guardian Ad Litem appointed to protect their best interests during the Court process. Many deprived children will also have a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) appointed as well.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
The Public Defender’s office represents children and parents who are indigent and cannot afford to hire legal counsel. An application for a Public Defender needs to be done several days prior to the court hearing if possible. This can be done at the Juvenile Court offices.
All juveniles charged with a traffic offense must appear before the Juvenile Court Judge with a parent. They cannot pay the fine prior to a court date.
The Juvenile Court offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information you may call the main number at 706-291-5180.