No, but in many cases the police will inform them for you. If you are under 18 your parents will be given “actual notice” of the violation within 24 hours. If you are less than 17 years old and have been incarcerated they will be notified immediately. While telling your parents may seem like the worst thing in the world right now, it actually can be best to enlist them in your defense to this charge. Judges generally find it very favorable for parents and family members to appear with you at court hearings. The presence of parents demonstrates that you have a community to support you and help you make better decisions in the future. In the long run, the most important part of this is getting a favorable sentence from the Judge so you can move on with your life without this hanging over your head as a criminal record when you apply for future employment. Your parents are your allies in this attempt, and as such they should be included in your decision making where appropriate. However, if you are over the age of 18 there is a possibility you may be able to withhold this information from your family if you so desire, although it is not recommended that you do so if it may serve a detriment to your ability to put together a legal defense.
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