§ 854 Appearance to answer petition; time
§ 855 Advice of rights at appearance to answer
§ 856 Answer to petition

Terms Used In Louisiana Codes > Children's Code > Title VIII > Chapter 10 - Answer to Petition

  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Insanity: means a mental disease or mental illness which renders the child incapable of distinguishing between right and wrong with reference to the conduct in question, as a result of which the child is exempt from criminal responsibility. See Louisiana Children's Code 804
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.