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NCJ Number: 174347 Find in a Library
Title: Rights and Responsibilities of Teenagers Under Georgia Law
Corporate Author: Dekalb Cty
Office of the District Attorney
Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Dekalb Cty
Decatur, GA 30030
Sale Source: Dekalb Cty
Office of the District Attorney
Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
Dekalb Cty Courthouse
Decatur, GA 30030
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet uses a question-and-answer format to explain new Georgia laws that have had a major impact on the rights and responsibilities of children and adolescents.
Abstract: The discussion covers the School Safety and Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1994, the juvenile court, parental notification of abortion, traffic laws, driving under the influence, alcohol laws, employment, marriage, education, parental power, and crimes relating to sex offenses. The text notes that more and more juveniles who are arrested for violent crimes are now handled as adults and that the penalties for violent crimes are severe. Children ages 13 and over who are convicted of certain violent offenses will face mandatory sentences of 10 years to life in prison. Youth ages 17 may be sentenced to capital punishment. Georgia has also passed a law requiring graduated drivers' licenses for teenagers.
Main Term(s): Juvenile codes
Index Term(s): Georgia (USA); Juvenile court waiver; Juvenile designated felonies; Juvenile sentencing; Liquor law violations; Parental rights; Rights of minors
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