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Rule 203. Content of 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 203
Formerly cited as AZ ST JUV CT Rule 24
Rule 203. Content of a Delinquency Petition
(a) Content. A delinquency petition must be captioned: “In the Matter of___, a person under the age of 18 years.” The petition must be under oath and include the following information:
(1) the name, age, gender, and address of the juvenile named in the referral;
(2) the names and addresses, if known, of the juvenile's parents or the juvenile's spouse, if any;
(3) if the juvenile is in custody, the place of detention and the date and time the juvenile was taken into custody; and
(4) a concise statement of facts, including with reasonable particularity the date, time, place, and manner of the alleged acts that bring the juvenile within the court's jurisdiction, and the law allegedly violated by such acts that bring the juvenile within the jurisdiction of the court.
(b) Amendments to a Petition. Before adjudication, a prosecutor may file a motion requesting a court order that permits amendments to a petition. If the court grants the motion, it must allow the parties sufficient time to respond to the new allegations.

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Added Dec. 8, 2021, effective July 1, 2022.
17B A. R. S. Juv. Ct. Rules of Proc., Rule 203, AZ ST JUV CT Rule 203
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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