John Sanchez on Crime
Reduce age for prosecuting youth offenders from 15 to 13
Sanchez sponsored legislation to change the ages for criminal prosecution.
Excerpts from legislation: HB431 Serious Youthful Offenders Age Designation: AN ACT relating to juvenile justice: BE IT ENACTED:
Source: New Mexico legislative voting record on HB431
, Jul 1, 2002
- "Serious youthful offender" means an individual 13 to 18 years of age [was 15 years of age] who is charged with and indicted or bound over for trial for first degree murder
- "Youthful offender" means a delinquent child subject to adult or juvenile sanctions who is 13 to 18 years of age [was 14 years of age] at the time of the offense and who is adjudicated for at least one of the following offenses
- second degree murder; assault with intent to commit a violent felony; kidnapping; or aggravated battery.
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