Non-criminal behavior of a child such as running away, truancy, and curfew violation, that can result in juvenile court action.
an act or conduct, described by Welfare and Institutions Code Section 601, which is declared by statute to be an offense, but only when committed or engaged in by a juvenile, and which can be adjudicated only by a juvenile court.
Behaviors which are not a summary, misdemeanor, or felony, and which are only misbehaviors if committed by juveniles. These offenses are usually handled by a District Justice, or CYF but can be handled by Juvenile Court when certain conditions are present. These offenses include truancy, running away from home, underage drinking, curfew violations and the like.
Conduct which is illegal for a child, but not for an adult, such as truancy or curfew violation.
a law violation, (not a delinquency, crime or violation) which only applies to juveniles
a law violation that is not considered a crime or violation and apply only to juveniles
an act of noncriminal misbehavior committed by a person under the age of majority
an act that would not be a crime if an adult committed it
an act, which would not ordinarily be considered against the law if committed by an adult
an offense only because of the age of the offender
a violation of criminal law due to the person's status as a minor
A class of crimes that concerns the accused's characteristics; for example - truancy only applies to minors.
An offense, such as truancy or running away from home, that would not be a crime if committed by an adult.
An activity illegal when engaged in by a minor, but not when done by an adult. Examples include truancy, curfew, running away, or habitually disobeying parents.
this is something that is considered illegal for a youth, but not for an adult. Examples include, being truant from school, breaking curfew, or habitually disobeying parents.
Non-criminal forms of misbehavior, such as running away from home, skipping school, or being beyond the control of parents or teachers.
A nondelinquent/noncriminal offense; an offense that is illegal for underage persons, but not for adults. Curfew violation - Violation of an ordinance forbidding persons below a certain age from being in public places during set hours. Incorrigible, ungovernable - Being beyond the control of parents, guardians, or custodians. Running away - Leaving the custody and home of parents or guardians without permission and failing to return within a reasonable length of time. Truancy - Violation of a compulsory school attendance law. Underage drinking - Possession, use, or consumption of alcohol by a minor.
offenses that would not be crimes if committed by adults; examples include truancy from school, running away from home, and underage drinking
An act that would not be an offense if committed by an adult : i. e. running away from home, violating curfew and truancy.
Act declared to be an offense when committed by a juvenile, e.g., habitual truancy, running away from home, violating curfew.
applies only to juveniles; same conduct committed by an adult would not be a violation of any law
This term defines an act or type of conduct that is an offense only when committed or engaged in by a juvenile (not an adult) and that can be adjudicated only by a juvenile court. Status offenses include truancy, running away from home, and ungovernable behavior. (The age at which youth are no longer charged for status offenses varies by state.)
An action which is only illegal when performed by minors, including running away and curfew violation.
A status offense is an action that is prohibited only to a certain class of people. This is most often applied to offenses which may only be commited by minors (underage consumption of alcohol or tobacco, truantism, running away from home, ungovernability). It may also apply to other classes, for instance laws which forbid the ownership of firearms by felons (where such ownership is otherwise legal) and illegal immigrants.