Terms Used In Louisiana Children's Code 811.3

  • 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
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Delinquent act: means an act committed by a child of ten years of age or older which if committed by an adult is designated an offense under the statutes or ordinances of this state, or of another state if the offense occurred there, or under federal law, except traffic violations. See Louisiana Children's Code 804
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.

In this Chapter:

(1)  “Victim” means a person against whom an offense that is a felony-grade delinquent act has been committed.

(2)  “Victim’s family” means a spouse, parent, child, stepchild, sibling, or legal representative of the victim, except when the person is in custody for an offense or is the defendant.

(3)  “Juvenile crime victim” means a person, under the age of seventeen, against whom an offense against the person that is a felony has been committed.

Acts 1995, No. 522, §1; Acts 1995, No. 835, §1; Acts 1997, No. 732, §2.