Section 12-15-116

Original jurisdiction - Criminal.

(a) A juvenile court shall have exclusive original jurisdiction to try any individual committing any of the following offenses while 18 years of age or older:

(1) Contributing to the delinquency, in need of supervision, or dependency of a child in violation of Section 12-15-111.

(2) Opposing or interfering with a juvenile probation officer or a representative of the Department of Human Resources in violation of Section 12-15-112.

(3) Violating any of the confidentiality provisions of Sections 12-15-133, 12-15-134, 12-15-135, or 12-15-217.

(4) Nonsupport in violation of Section 13A-13-4.

(5) Violating any of the juvenile sex offender provisions of Section 15-20A-27(b)(1).

(6) Violating any of the provisions of the compulsory school attendance laws in Section 16-28-12.

(b) All criminal cases before the juvenile court shall be governed by the laws relating thereto and shall be initiated by complaint made before a judge or magistrate according to criminal procedure.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §5-109; Acts 1990, No. 90-674 , p. 1304, §5; §12-15-31; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §5; Act 2015-463, §1.)