Minors can be cited for criminal actions – Craig Wismer / Peoria Times
June 9th, 2017 – I’ve written a couple of articles regarding individuals who are under the age of 18 being cited for criminal charges. Since summer is here and school is out of session, I thought this would be a good time to revisit the matter.
Just like adults, minors can be cited for violations of criminal statutes. Some of the more common offenses cited into Limited Jurisdiction Courts, which includes the Arrowhead Justice Court, include: possession and consumption of alcohol; curfew ordinances; possession of tobacco products, or vaping devices; criminal speeding; reckless driving; aggressive driving and racing/exhibition of speed.
When the citation arrives in the Arrowhead Justice Court, it is forwarded to Juvenile Court in order to determine if the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is willing to divert the case from prosecution. If it does, the minor-age defendant and a parent or guardian will be required to make their appearance, on the date and at the time noted on the citation, in the Arrowhead Justice Court for what is termed a Juvenile Advisory Hearing….. Read the rest on PeoriaTimes.com