Terms Used In Louisiana Children's Code 805

  • Child: means any person under the age of twenty-one, including an emancipated minor, who commits a delinquent act before attaining seventeen years of age. See Louisiana Children's Code 804

A.  A delinquency proceeding shall be commenced in the parish in which the offense complained of took place.  The juvenile court shall conduct the adjudication hearing and may also conduct the disposition hearing unless it decides to transfer the case as provided for in Paragraph B of this Article.

B.  Upon motion of the district attorney, the child, or upon the court’s own motion, after the confection of an informal adjustment agreement or an adjudication that the child is delinquent, the court may transfer the proceeding to the parish in which the child is domiciled.

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