Common laws pertaining to juveniles

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Certain Penalties for Destruction of Property -Graffiti

Juveniles arrested or cited for Destruction of Property-Graffiti are subject to probation supervision, fines, Driver's License suspension, restitution to the victim, and community service or work crew. For more information please see Nevada Revised Statute 62E.690 and 206.330



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Certain provisions for DUI and Juveniles

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



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Minor in Possession, Consumption 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



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Certain provisions for 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 



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Status Offenses
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 Intake Unit.

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Truancy Law

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 Intake Unit and Nevada Revised Statute 62E.430



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What are the curfew rules for juveniles
CITY OF RENO CURFEW SECTION 8.16.010
 
Minor means any person under eighteen (18) years of age:
 
A copy of the City of Reno Curfew Ordinance, which became effective March 15, 1996, is attached for your review.
 
CITY OF SPARKS CURFEW SECTION 9.60.010
 
Minor means any person under eighteen (18) years of age:
 
11:00 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 6:00 a.m. of the following day; and
 
Friday - Midnight (Violation = 12:01 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning)
 
Saturday - Midnight (Violation = 12:01 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning)
 
WASHOECOUNTY(UNINCORPORATED AREA)
 
 
CURFEW SECTION 50.172:  Minors under sixteen (16) years of age:
 
11:00 p.m.  and 5:00 a.m. any night preceding a school day, and between midnight and 5:00 a.m. on any other day.
 
CURFEW SECTION 50.174:  Minors between sixteen (16) and eighteen (18) years of age:
 
Midnight and 5:00 a.m. any night preceding a school day, and between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on any other day.
 
CURFEW DRIVING LAW N.R.S. 484.466:  Effective October 1, 2005.
 
Drivers under 18 years of age may not drive between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless they are traveling to or from a scheduled event such as school events or work.  Law enforcement may ask for satisfactory evidence of the event.  This applies to all drivers under the age of 18 years old until they turn 18 years old, regardless of when the license was issued.
 
This curfew offense will require an appearance in Juvenile Traffic Court.