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Waiver of juvenile court jurisdiction is permissive when, (1) the child is at least fourteen years old and is charged with a felony that is heinous or aggravated, or is part of a repetitive pattern of delinquent acts; or (2) the child is at least sixteen years old and is charged with a felony relating to controlled substances. Waiver of jurisdiction is presumptive when, (1) the child is at least ten years old and charged with murder; (2) the child is at least sixteen years old and charged with a Class A or Class B felony (except related to controlled substances), involuntary manslaughter, or reckless homicide; or (3) the child is charged with a felony and has a previous conviction of a felony or non-traffic misdemeanor. If a court grants a waiver of juvenile court jurisdiction and a child is later alleged to have committed an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, the juvenile law will not apply to that child.
 Once jurisdiction has been waived, there is no way to reverse it. There is no statutory authority to return a child from adult criminal court jurisdiction to juvenile court jurisdiction, except in the case of a filing error. If an adult criminal court determines that a defendant is less than eighteen years old, that the child has not been the subject of a waiver of juvenile court jurisdiction proceeding, and the crimes charged are not subject to direct filing, then adult criminal court shall immediately transfer the case to the juvenile court for further proceedings. There is very little information about collateral consequences that must be disclosed to a child.
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Once performance is made, payment shall be made either to or by the minor depending upon whether the payment or whether the benefits to the contract are received or given by the minor.
A parent cannot collect a second time when payment has been made to a minor for a service such as an employment service when rendered. In the state of Arizona, legal age is eighteen (18) years for both men and women (see Revised Statute Section 1-215).
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In particular, a child’s school must be notified about the arrest and adjudication in certain situations. This trend not only puts the juvenile court under greater public scrutiny, but also exposes the juvenile to the public gaze and consequences that may follow. Code § 35-34-1-1(b) (2010). These “direct file” crimes include murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, rape, criminal deviate conduct, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, robbery that results in bodily injury or serious bodily injury, carjacking, criminal gang activity, carrying a handgun without a license if charged as a felony, dealing in a sawed off shotgun, or any offense that may be joined with any of the previously listed offenses; Ind. Additional direct file crimes include manufacturing or dealing in cocaine or a narcotic drug; or dealing in a schedule I, II, III, or IV controlled substance, if the child is at least sixteen years of age and has a prior unrelated conviction or adjudication for manufacturing or dealing in controlled substances; Ind.  Excluded offenses include but are not limited to:attempted murder, murder, kidnapping, rape, criminal deviate conduct, robbery, car jacking etc. Ind.
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There are two definitions of a delinquent child, one involving acts that would be a crime if committed by an adult and the other referring to status offenses. With regards to criminal acts, if a child is less than eighteen years old and commits an act that would be an offense if committed by an adult, the child commits a delinquent act. Some traffic offenses may also result in adjudication. Throughout the state, proceedings in which the child is less than sixteen years old and is alleged to have committed an act that would be a misdemeanor traffic offense take place in juvenile court. The Marion County (Indianapolis) superior court juvenile division also has exclusive original jurisdiction if a child is sixteen or seventeen years old, has been taken into custody in Marion County, and has allegedly committed an act that would be a misdemeanor traffic offense if committed by an adult. The juvenile court also has exclusive original jurisdiction if the child is alleged to have committed the offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. A child may also be a delinquent child due to the commission of a status offense.
This occurs when a child under the age of eighteen commits a status offense and is found to be in need of care, treatment, or rehabilitation that the child, (1) is not receiving; (2) is unlikely to accept voluntarily; and (3) is unlikely to be provided with or accept without the coercive intervention of the court. Status offenses include leaving home without permission, violating the compulsory school attendance law, habitual disobedience, violating curfew, certain acts involving minors and alcoholic beverages and certain acts involving minors and fireworks. With regards to infractions, a juvenile court has jurisdiction of only those infractions related to alcohol and minors. For purposes of Indiana’s juvenile law, a child is a person who is less than eighteen years of age or eighteen, nineteen, or twenty years of age and who is either charged with a delinquent act committed before the person’s eighteenth birthday or alleged to have committed an act that would have been murder if committed by an adult, who was less than eighteen years of age at the time of the alleged act, and who is currently less than twenty-one years of age. The prosecuting attorney has the sole authority to file a petition alleging delinquency in juvenile court with the juvenile court’s permission, or to file charges in adult criminal court. If a child is at least sixteen years old, there are certain crimes that are specifically excluded from juvenile court jurisdiction and are directly filed in an adult criminal court. Once a child is charged with an excluded offense in adult criminal court, the court will retain jurisdiction, even if the child pleads guilty to a lesser-included offense that could have been filed in juvenile court. For allegations in juvenile court, a court may waive jurisdiction to the court that would have jurisdiction had the act been committed by an adult. Waiver is for both the offense charged and all included offenses. However, there is a presumption in favor of disposing of juvenile matters within the juvenile system – waiver to criminal court jurisdiction is considered a last resort. The decision to file a petition to waive jurisdiction is within the discretion of the prosecuting attorney, and a juvenile court is required to inquire about a prosecuting attorney’s intentions to seek waiver at every initial hearing on a petition alleging delinquency. The waiver of jurisdiction statutes are categorized as permissive or presumptive.