Flashcards in Juvenile Law - Legal Source Book Deck (8)
What are the two purposes to Juvenile Law?
1) To promote and protect the best interests of the child
2) To protect the public
Juveniles under the age of 14 are presumed...
Incapable of criminal intent. Prosecution has the burden to prove that the juvenile knew the wrongfulness of the crime
Juveniles from age 14-17 are considered...
responsible for their actions and are normally subject to the jurisdiction of juvenile court
What is the classification of a juvenile under 300 W&I?
Inadequate parental care (Dependant child, abused, failure to protect or ward of the court)
What is the classification of a juvenile under 601 W&I?
The "J" violates his parents rules or rules of society which pertain to "J"
What is the classification of a juvenile under 602 W&I?
The "J" is a law violator
When can a "J" under 300 W&I be taken into temporary custody (Authority 625 W&I)?
a) If a child is left alone the officer must attempt to find the parent and determine if they are able and willing to take custody.
b) Release of a child from a hospital would further put the child into danger
c) Child has left a court order care facility
d) Child found on the street and is in need of medical attention. (Parents must be notified and there must be the least amount of interference with parental rights