Juvenile Law FAQs
What is juvenile probation?
This is something that a juvenile (someone under the age of 18 charged with a crime) can be placed on by the Juvenile Court Judge as part of a sentence for any offense. The probation is supervised by the Department of Juvenile Justice (“DOJJ”), and the juvenile would be required to visit with his/her Juvenile Probation Officer (“JPO”) on a weekly/monthly basis. Generally, minimum conditions are that the juvenile attends school, stays out of any trouble (ie: doesn’t get any additional charges while on probation) and keeps in required touch with the JPO. Special conditions can be set by the Judge, or can be required by the JPO; for example, the juvenile may be required to get a substance abuse evaluation and counseling, or attend a special class or program. Being tested for drug use may be a part of juvenile probation. Many times a judge will sentence a juvenile to be placed on juvenile probation until they turn 19 years of age, which is when the juvenile courts no longer have jurisdiction or control over a juvenile; however, often an experienced attorney will be able to petition the court to let the juvenile off of probation before their 19th birthday.
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