Nevada Juvenile Justice

Sec. § 62E.430
Habitual truants: Fines; suspension of or delay in issuance of driver’s license; community service.


1.

If a child is adjudicated to be in need of supervision because the child is a habitual truant, the juvenile court shall:

(a)

The first time the child is adjudicated to be in need of supervision because the child is a habitual truant:

(1)

Order:
(I) The child to pay a fine of not more than $100 or, if the parent or guardian of the child knowingly induced the child to be a habitual truant, order the parent or guardian to pay the fine; or
(II) The child to perform not less than 8 hours but not more than 16 hours of community service; and

(2)

If the child is 14 years of age or older, order the suspension of the driver’s license of the child for at least 30 days but not more than 6 months. If the child does not possess a driver’s license, the juvenile court shall prohibit the child from applying for a driver’s license for 30 days:
(I) Immediately following the date of the order if the child is eligible to apply for a driver’s license; or
(II) After the date the child becomes eligible to apply for a driver’s license if the child is not eligible to apply for a driver’s license.

(b)

The second or any subsequent time the child is adjudicated to be in need of supervision because the child is a habitual truant:

(1)

Order:
(I) The child to pay a fine of not more than $200 or, if the parent or guardian of the child knowingly induced the child to be a habitual truant, order the parent or guardian to pay the fine;
(II) The child to perform not more than 10 hours of community service; or
(III) Compliance with the requirements set forth in both sub-subparagraphs (I) and (II); and

(2)

If the child is 14 years of age or older, order the suspension of the driver’s license of the child for at least 60 days but not more than 1 year. If the child does not possess a driver’s license, the juvenile court shall prohibit the child from applying for a driver’s license for 60 days:
(I) Immediately following the date of the order if the child is eligible to apply for a driver’s license; or
(II) After the date the child becomes eligible to apply for a driver’s license if the child is not eligible to apply for a driver’s license.

2.

The juvenile court may suspend the payment of a fine ordered pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 if the child attends school for 60 consecutive school days, or its equivalent in a school district operating under an alternative schedule authorized pursuant to NRS 388.090, after the imposition of the fine, or has a valid excuse acceptable to the child’s teacher or the principal for any absence from school within that period.

3.

The juvenile court may suspend the payment of a fine ordered pursuant to this section if the parent or guardian of a child is ordered to pay a fine by another court of competent jurisdiction in a case relating to or arising out of the same circumstances that caused the juvenile court to adjudicate the child in need of supervision.

4.

The community service ordered pursuant to this section must be performed at the child’s school of attendance, if practicable.
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Feb. 5, 2021