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A specific department of the state handles juvenile prosecution cases to protect children’s rights between ages 8 and 18. When working with a case of juvenile delinquency or incorrigibility, the goal of an Arizona court is to provide measures that provide for both public safety and the rehabilitation of the child.
It is the responsibility of parents to provide for the needs of their child, both physically and emotionally. It is also the responsibility of parents to ensure proper control of a child concerning public safety. If parents fail to meet their parental responsibilities, it is considered a felony, punishable by jail time and significant fines. However, if a child willfully refuses to obey the reasonable rules and cannot be controlled, they can be deemed either “delinquent” or “incorrigible.” Incorrigible acts include truancy from school, running away, smoking, or not meeting curfew rules. Delinquent acts, on the other hand, are misdemeanors or felonies.
The Valley Law Group can ensure that the court recognizes your family’s unique situation and provides superior representation in juvenile court. We understand the distinct workings of juvenile law and can provide solutions in the best interest of you and your family. Contact us to learn more.
Arizona recognizes a youth as incorrigible if they are truant, runaway from home, disobeys a parent or guardian, violates curfew, or smokes cigarettes.
The youngest age at which a child can be adjudicated delinquent is eight years of age.
Many youth are still tried as adults in Arizona. There are three ways that youth can be prosecuted as adults:
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