Utah and Juvenile Incompetency

  • Dannon Lee J.D. Candidate


Juvenile courts around the country are considering what should be done if a minor is incompetent to stand trial. The Utah legislature considered this is this issue last year and enacted a law addressing it that went into effect in May 2012.1 The law gives juvenile courts a roadmap to follow when determining a minor's competency,2 however, the law has some flaws that could create problems in the future. Some states have addressed these flaws, while others have not.3 Incompetency has always proven to be a difficult problem for the judicial and legislative branches to solve.

Author Biography

Dannon Lee, J.D. Candidate
Dannon Lee. J.D. Candidate, 2014, S.J. Qunney College of Law, University of Utah.
How to Cite
LEE, Dannon. Utah and Juvenile Incompetency. Journal of Law and Family Studies, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 1, apr. 2014. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/jlfs/article/view/1213>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2017.