Juvenile Justice

SB 288 (Leftwich/Paulk): Toughens state laws against juvenile lawbreakers. The bill authorizes municipal conviction records of minors, convicted of a host of crimes, opened for public inspection. Also, provided in the bill is the provision for those minors sentenced to community service authorizing the court to fine the minor's parent or guardian who "knew or should have known" that the youth failed to perform his community service. The parent or guardian may be fined an amount equal to the number of incomplete community service hours multiplied by the hourly minimum wage.


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