Terms Used In Louisiana Children's Code 811

  • 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

When a child enters a denial to the petition, jeopardy begins when the first witness is sworn at the adjudication hearing.  When he enters an admission to the petition, jeopardy begins when a valid disposition is made the judgment of the court.

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