Juvenile defendants may be sentenced to community service. Some violations of State law require the Municipal Court Judge to order community service as part of the defendant’s sentence.
In other instances, the Judge may grant community service as a means to discharge a defendants outstanding fines and court costs.
To be granted community service, a defendant must appear in-person before the Judge with the completed Indigent paperwork.
Community service completed prior to the Judge’s approval or completed to discharge the obligation for a different court will not be accepted.
The court can provide you with a list of non-profit community service organization in the local area, however community service may also be performed at an alternate agency, so long as it is non-profit.
When completing the community service time sheet form, the name of the organization must be listed, along with a good contact phone number. The hours must be properly documented and community service participant and supervisor must print and sign in the appropriate locations on the community service time sheet form.
Information should be neatly and accurately filled out on the form so the municipal court can verify the service hours.
Community service is authorized to be complete by a specified date. Should the defendant need an extension, they will be required to make the request before the Judge.
At any time, the defendant wishes to pay the balance in full instead of completing the community service hours, you may do so.