Tobacco Citations

If your child received a citation for possession of tobacco or nicotine products:

Persons under the age of 18 caught in possession, use or purchase of tobacco or nicotine products are committing a noncriminal violation.  Minors will be issued a citation by law enforcement, punishable by:

  • 1st Violation:  Pay $30 fine, or complete 16 hours of community service AND attend the approved anti-tobacco education class within 30 days.
  • 2nd Violation within 12 weeks:  Pay additional $30 fine within 30 days.
  • 3rd Violation within 12 weeks:  Driver’s license revoked or issuance withheld.

For more information go to Epic Behavioral Health Care website at:  https://www.epicbh.org/tobacco/

St. Johns County Clerk of Court