California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 602

CA Welf & Inst Code § 602 (2017)  

Except as provided in Section 707, any person who is under 18 years of age when he or she violates any law of this state or of the United States or any ordinance of any city or county of this state defining crime other than an ordinance establishing a curfew based solely on age, is within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, which may adjudge such person to be a ward of the court.

(Amended November 8, 2016, by initiative Proposition 57, Sec. 4.1.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018