Georgia Juvenile Crime Laws
Georgia juvenile crime laws provide a range of responses a court may take to address criminal acts carried out by children. These include programs for the oversight and even incarceration of children, depending on the severity of their acts.
The following chart provides an overview of the Georgia juvenile crime laws:
|Statute||Georgia Code, Title 15-11.470; Georgia Code, Title 49-4A|
|Children in Need of Services||
Georgia juvenile crime laws designate a child as a "child in need of services" when they:
|Designated Felony Acts||
More serious delinquent acts are called designated felonies and include the following:
Class A Designated Felonies
Class B Designated Felonies
Some Georgia juvenile crime laws specify the conditions regarding of imprisonment of juveniles:
Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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