Utah and Juvenile Incompetency


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.
How to Cite
. Utah and Juvenile Incompetency. Journal of Law and Family Studies, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 1, apr. 2014. Available at: <https://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/jlfs/article/view/1213>. Date accessed: 28 jan. 2023.