"Juvenile offense require special care. These are young people who often have just made a mistake. Yet, the consequences of these mistakes are often very severe. The criminal process affects not only the juvenile offender but also the families involved. A young persons future is at stake. Often the process affects one's school, work and family life. Thus, having a lawyer involved who understands and cares about the juvenile offender is crucial. As an attorney, I understand and value the need for caring and honest representation of these young offenders."
- Robert W Precht
An "incorrigible" youth is one who is truant, runaway, refuses to obey a parent or guardian, violates curfew or smokes cigarettes. ARS § 8-201.
A "delinquent" youth is one who, if he/she was an adult, could be charged with any crime listed in Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. ARS § 8-201.
This information is of Arizona state laws regarding "Juvenile Offenses". This information was most recent when published (last updated on August 21, 2016) and is for reference ONLY! Please visit the Arizona state website in the Resources area for the most recent, and updated information.