Terms Used In Louisiana Children's Code 803

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.

The provisions of this Title shall govern and regulate delinquency proceedings of courts exercising juvenile jurisdiction.  Where procedures are not provided in this Title, or otherwise by this Code, the court shall proceed in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.