This article applies to acts that are committed by a juvenile and that if committed by an adult would be either:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 8-381

  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • juvenile: means an individual who is under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts

1. A misdemeanor offense.

2. A felony offense.

3. A petty offense.

4. A violation of a local criminal ordinance.