Arizona Has Eliminated Juvenile Court Fees
In 2023, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs signed SB 1197 into law, eliminating administrative fees for minors in Arizona’s juvenile court system beginning October 30th, 2023. Previously, juveniles could be charged for such things as public defenders, diversion programs, payment plan setup, detention, and probation.
Governor Hobbs felt that these excessive fees burdened juveniles and their families with needless financial stress when they should actually be focusing on rehabilitation.
Starting October 30th, 2023, those already in the juvenile court system can request to have any unpaid supervision fees, diversion costs, detention costs, and other monetary obligations canceled. However, the court cannot provide refunds for fees already paid. Non-administrative fees, such as fines, penalties, and restitution are not eligible to be vacated.
For information on the process to vacate any upcoming juvenile court fees, visit the Arizona juvenile court page.
The AZCentral article detailing this change in law can be read here.
RIDEOUT LAW GROUP
With offices in Lake Havasu City and Scottsdale, our firm serves the entire state of Arizona, with a particular focus on criminal defense, family law, and juvenile cases.
Our goal is for the best outcome for your criminal case, which can include:
- charges that are reduced or dropped.
- top experts reviewing your case.
- aggressive negotiations with the prosecution for plea bargains.
- fines or probation in lieu of jail time.
At Rideout Law Group, our attorneys are able to expertly examine the evidence in your case to provide a strong strategy for argument that leads to an outcome that is most favorable to you. We have experience in all types of criminal cases for both adults and juveniles, with positive outcomes both in plea negotiations as well as jury trial settings.
Call us today for a free consultation at 480-584-3328.