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Determination of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

When a juvenile is referred to the juvenile court for an allegation of delinquency, the juvenile probation department and/or district attorney must determine if the juvenile court has jurisdiction. In order for the juvenile court to have jurisdiction, the juvenile must be charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense. Juvenile court jurisdiction is terminated at age 21 for an offense which occurred prior to the juvenile’s 18th birthday.

No Juvenile Court Jurisdiction Direct File "Offenses" Summary Offenses.