juvenile court


Definition of juvenile court

: a court that has special jurisdiction over delinquent and dependent children usually up to the age of 18

Examples of juvenile court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The petition is a request for the juvenile court to find a parent is unable to properly care for a child. Mary Jo Pitzl, Arizona Republic, "'Life would have been a lot simpler': He thought adopting grandkids would save them. He spent years trying," 4 Dec. 2019 Burton's attorneys tried to have his case transferred to juvenile court, but later, on May 29, decided to plead guilty as an adult to first-degree reckless homicide. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Teen gets 18 years in prison for fatal robbery of 19-year-old," 18 Nov. 2019 The 17-year-old faces charges in juvenile court on suspicion of one count of aggravated assault, one count of assisting a criminal street gang and two counts of misconduct involving weapons, according to court documents. Chelsea Curtis, azcentral, "Court records: Photographer was shot 9 times at Phoenix park after objecting to racial slurs," 9 Oct. 2019 Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters in 2013 asked the common pleas court to appoint the special prosecutors because his office already was representing Hunter, then a juvenile court judge, in civil matters. Kevin Grasha, Cincinnati.com, "Documents: Tracie Hunter owes $34,000 in court costs," 24 July 2019 She will be charged in juvenile court for disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. cleveland, "Woman claims abuse by NBA player: South Euclid Police Blotter," 21 Nov. 2019 On Wednesday, in juvenile court, the teen boy pleaded true— the equivalent of guilty— to murder, Stark County Assistant Prosecutor Michelle Cordova tells PEOPLE. Harriet Sokmensuer, PEOPLE.com, "Boy, 13, Pleads Guilty to Killing Teen Girl Because He Falsely Thought She Was Pregnant," 19 Nov. 2019 Adkins, who was 19 at the time of the spree, worked often with his younger brothers whose cases were handled in juvenile court, Thomas said. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Cleveland man who likened himself to actor Paul Walker in The Fast and the Furious movies gets 20 years in prison for crime spree," 7 Nov. 2019 After processing, they were both released to their parents pending an appearance in juvenile court at a later date, Det. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Allegations of racial abuse at high school football game 'egregious,' New Jersey police chief says," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of juvenile court

1899, in the meaning defined above

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15 Dec 2019

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“Juvenile court.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juvenile%20court. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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Legal Definition of juvenile court

: a court that has jurisdiction over juvenile delinquency proceedings or other civil proceedings involving minors or juveniles — compare family court

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