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JUVENILE LAWS

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (GRAFFITI)

Juveniles arrested or cited for Graffiti charges are subject to probation supervision, fines, restitution to the victim, and community service or work crew. For more information please see Nevada Revised Statute 62E.690 and 206.330

DUI

Consequences for Driving Under the Influence include probation supervision, driver's license suspensions, fines, community service or work crew, substance abuse evaluation, and DUI school. For more information please see Nevada Revised Statute 62E.640

MINOR IN POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL

In Nevada, it is against the law for youth under the age of 21 to buy, consume or possess alcohol.  Juveniles arrested or cited for this offense may be subject to probation supervision, driver's license suspensions, fines, community service or work crew, and substance abuse evaluations. For more information please see Nevada Revised Statute 62E.630 and 62E.620

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

It is against the law to buy, consume or possess marijuana.  Juveniles arrested or cited for this offense may be subject to probation supervision, driver's license suspensions, fines, community service or work crew, and substance abuse evaluations. For more information please see Nevada Revised Statute 62E.620 

RUNAWAY/INCORRIGIBLE/CHINS

The charges of Runaway, Incorrigible and CHINS (Child in Need of Supervision) are all considered Status Offenses meaning that they only apply to juveniles.  Federal Law mandates that Status Offenders may not be sheltered with Delinquent Offenders.  For more information regarding services for Status Offenders, please refer to the Sparks Office.

SEALING OF RECORDS

Juvenile records are generally protected by privacy laws.  Juveniles are not obligated to admit to any offenses when filling out job applications or when interviewed by an employer.  Juveniles may petition to have their records sealed if it has been three years since their last offense or from termination of probation, which ever is later.  Exclusions apply and for more information about the sealing of records, please refer to Nevada Revised Statute, Chapter 62.

TRUANCY

If a child habitually is truant from school, he/she may be subject to penalties as stated per Nevada Revised Statute.  Truancy citations may result in fines, community service or work crew and driver's license suspensions.  For more information regarding services for Truants, please refer to Sparks Office. Nevada Revised Statute 62E.430