Terms Used In Louisiana Children's Code 830

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • 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
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.

The court on its own motion or on motion of the state or upon subsequent application by the child or his parent, guardian, or legal custodian, for good cause may either increase or reduce the amount of bail or other security.

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