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      CHC 897     

  

Art. 897. Disposition after adjudication of a felony-grade delinquent act

            A. After adjudication of any felony-grade delinquent act other than those described in Article 897.1, the court may:

            (1) Reprimand and warn the child and release him into the custody of his parents either unconditionally or subject to such terms and conditions as deemed in the best interests of the child and the public.

            (2) Reprimand and warn the child and release him into the custody of some other suitable person either unconditionally or subject to such terms and conditions as deemed in the best interests of the child and the public. The court shall, whenever practicable, select a person of the same religious faith as the child or his parents.

            (3) Place the child on probation in the custody of his parents or other suitable person.

            B. As conditions of probation, if ordered pursuant to Subparagraph (A)(3) of this Article:

            (1) The court shall impose all of the following restrictions:

            (a) Prohibit the child from possessing any drugs or alcohol.

            (b) Prohibit the child from engaging in any further delinquent or criminal activity.

            (c) Prohibit the child from possessing a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon, if he has been adjudicated for any of the following offenses and probation is not otherwise prohibited: first or second degree murder; manslaughter; aggravated battery; aggravated or first degree rape, forcible or second degree rape, or simple or third degree rape; aggravated crime against nature as defined by R.S. 14:89.1(A)(1); aggravated kidnapping; aggravated arson; aggravated or simple burglary; armed or simple robbery; burglary of a pharmacy; burglary of an inhabited dwelling; unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling; or any violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law which is a felony or any crime defined as an attempt to commit one of these enumerated offenses.

            (2) The court may impose any other term and condition deemed in the best interests of the child and the public, including:

            (a) A requirement that the child attend school, if the school admits the child.

            (b) A requirement that the child perform court-approved community service activities.

            (c) A requirement that the child make reasonable restitution to any victim for any personal or property damage caused by the child in the commission of the delinquent act.

            (d) A requirement that the child participate in any program of medical or psychological or other treatment found necessary for his rehabilitation.

            (e) A requirement suspending or restricting the child's driving privileges, if any, for all or part of the period of probation. In such cases, a copy of the order shall be forwarded to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, which shall suspend the child's driver's license or issue a restricted license in accordance with the order of the court.

            (f) A requirement prohibiting the child from possessing a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon.

            (g) A requirement that the child pay a supervision fee of not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars per month, payable to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections or other supervising agency, to defray the costs of supervision. The amount of the fee shall be based upon the financial ability of the payor to pay such a fee. The court may order a parent, tutor, guardian, or other person who is financially responsible for the care of the child to be responsible for payment of all or part of any supervision fee imposed.

            C. Except as provided for in Article 897.1, the court may commit the child to the custody of a private or public institution or agency. When commitment is to be made to a private institution or agency, the court shall:

            (1) Select one that has been licensed under state law, if licensure is required by law for such an institution or agency.

            (2) Whenever practicable, select an agency or institution of the same religious faith as the child or his parents.

            D. Except as provided in Article 897.1, the court may commit the child to the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, with or without a recommendation that the child be placed in alternative care facilities through the department's client placement process, or be referred to appropriate placement resources in the state available through other public or private agencies.

            E. Except as provided for in Article 897.1, the court may impose but suspend the execution of the whole or part of any order of commitment and place the child on probation subject to any of the terms and conditions authorized under Paragraph B of this Article.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 299, §1; Acts 1993, No. 430, §2; Acts 2003, No. 567, §1; Acts 2014, No. 602, §1, eff. June 12, 2014; Acts 2015, No. 184, §8.



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