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Rule 204. Filing a Delinquency Petition

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for the Juvenile CourtEffective: July 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Delinquency
1. Delinquency Scope and Procedures
Effective: July 1, 2022
17B A.R.S. Juv.Ct.Rules of Proc., Rule 204
Formerly cited as AZ ST JUV CT Rule 25
Rule 204. Filing a Delinquency Petition
(a) Filing. All delinquency petitions must be filed with the court clerk.
(b) Time Limits for Filing. A petition must be filed within the following time limits:
(1) Detained Juvenile. If the juvenile is detained, the petition must be filed no later than 24 hours of initial detention.
(2) Juvenile Not Detained. If the juvenile is not detained, the petition must be filed no later than 45 days after submission of the referral to the prosecutor. The time for filing a petition is extended for an additional 30 days pending the prosecutor's further investigation. No more than one 30-day extension is allowed unless the court for good cause orders otherwise.
(3) Diversion. The time limit for filing a petition is tolled during the period required to comply with the terms of diversion. If the juvenile does not complete diversion, a petition must be filed no later than 30 days after the matter is resubmitted to the prosecutor for action.

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Added Dec. 8, 2021, effective July 1, 2022.
17B A. R. S. Juv. Ct. Rules of Proc., Rule 204, AZ ST JUV CT Rule 204
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through November 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through November 1, 2023.
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