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Municipal Court

Teen Court

​​​​​​​​​​​TEEN COURT

Maria Fernandez
Juvenile Case Manager

972-304-7084
mfernandez@coppelltx.gov

Beginning September 14, 2015, the court's regular entrance will be closed due to construction. The clerk's area will be temporarily relocated to the back entrance of the Justice Center building, 130 Town Center Blvd.  Signs will be posted with directions to the entrance. Payments, court settings, and other court business may be handled there. All court dockets will be held in the Coppell City Hall, Council Chambers at 255 E. Parkway Blvd. Coppell, TX.


The court is anticipated to be under construction through late December 2015. Please contact Maria Fernandez if you have any questions.​​


The Teen Court Program provides a voluntary alternative to the "sentencing arm," of Municipal Court. To be eligible, participants must: be between the ages of 14 and 18, currently enrolled in a middle or high school, have received a citation in the City of Coppell for a Class C misdemeanor offense (not related to Alcohol or Tobacco), enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and pay an administrative fee, to request permission of the court to go before a jury of their peers to receive their "sentence." The verdicts rendered in Teen Court include a specific number of community service hours and at least one jury term, in lieu of paying the fine and having the offense go on their record. If the requirements are completed within ninety days the case will be dismissed and no fine will be collected (although payment of administrative fees are required), and the offense does not become a part of the youth's record. This program provides an educational opportunity through which youths may take responsibility for their own actions while receiving a second chance.

The Coppell Teen Court program meets twice a month in the municipal courtroom, located at 130 Town Center Blvd., Coppell, Texas. Anyone interested in participating in the program as a defendant, teen volunteer, or adult volunteer, should contact Maria Fernandez, Juvenile Case Manager at 972-304-7084. Email address:mfernandez@coppelltx.gov.

​​2015-2016 TEEN COURT DATES

October 19October 26
November 9November 16
December 7December 14
January 11January 25
February 8February 22
March 7March 21
April 4April 18
May 9May 23
June 13June 27
July 11July 25
August 8August 29
September 12September 26
​October 17​October 24
​November 7​November 14
​December 5​December 12​


RESOURCES

Teen Court Time Sheet
Preapproved Community Service Locations​

DRESS CODE 

No one will be allowed into the teen courtroom wearing any of the following items:

  • ​T-Shirts, or any shirt with excessive writing, besides a small logo.
  • Tattered, or grossly over-sized jeans or pants, shorts, mini-skirts, or "skorts".
  • Sandals or flip-flops, excluding women's open-toed dress shoes.
  • Half shirts, midriff shirts, or any excessively revealing garment.
  • Any hat or cap. Head wear will be collected by the bailiff and returned after the court session.

Anyone who does not comply with the dress code will not be allowed into the courtroom, and will not receive credit for appearing at that session.

VOLUNTEERS

Any adult or teen interested in the Coppell Teen Court program may volunteer to participate. Teen volunteers must be between 14-18 years old, and must be enrolled in middle school or high school.

  • Teens may volunteer as an attorney, bailiff, clerk, or juror.
  • Adult attorneys and judges may volunteer as a teen court judge, other adults may volunteer in a court supervision capacity.
  • All adult volunteers must undergo a criminal background check.​