Cal. Welf. and Inst. Code § 602

Current with legislation from the 2019 Regular Session effective as of November 1, 2019
Section 602 - Minors within jurisdiction of court and may be adjudged ward of court
(a) Except as provided in Section 707, any minor who is between 12 years of age and 17 years of age, inclusive, 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 the minor to be a ward of the court.
(b) Any minor who is under 12 years of age when he or she is alleged to have committed any of the following offenses is within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, which may adjudge the minor to be a ward of the court:
(1) Murder.
(2) Rape by force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury.
(3) Sodomy by force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury.
(4) Oral copulation by force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury.
(5) Sexual penetration by force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury.

Ca. Welf. and Inst. Code § 602

Amended by Stats 2018 ch 1006 (SB 439),s 2, eff. 1/1/2019.

Amended by Proposition 57, approved by the voters at the November 8, 2016 election.

Amended by Stats 2014 ch 54 (SB 1461),s 18, eff. 1/1/2015.

Amended by Stats 2001 ch 854 (SB 205), s 72, eff. 1/1/2002.