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Family : FAQs-Delinquency: Is a juvenile delinquency proceeding the same thing as a criminal proceeding?
 

Question

Is a juvenile delinquency proceeding the same thing as a criminal proceeding?

Answer

​No.  Delinquency proceedings are civil proceedings, not criminal proceedings.  However, a juvenile respondent is afforded the same substantial rights as a criminal defendant.

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Created at 2/16/2016 11:53 AM by Webmaster
Last modified at 2/16/2016 11:53 AM by Webmaster