Idaho Statutes Title 18. Crimes and Punishments § 18-113B. Incarceration of juveniles for misdemeanor or felony offenses

(1) Juveniles committing offenses which lie outside the scope of the juvenile corrections act, chapter 5, title 20, Idaho Code, and not charged under section 20-508 or 20-509, Idaho Code , may, in the discretion of a court or arresting officer, be placed in a juvenile detention facility or juvenile shelter care facility rather than in a county jail pending arraignment or trial, if arrested or held on bond. The option of placing a juvenile in such a facility shall not affect the misdemeanor or felony status of the offense.

(2) Juveniles committing offenses which lie outside the scope of the juvenile corrections act, chapter 5, title 20, Idaho Code, and not charged under section 20-508 or 20-509, Idaho Code , may, in the discretion of the court, be sentenced:

(a) To serve time in a juvenile detention facility rather than in a county jail; or

(b) To serve time in a community sentencing alternative when a mandatory minimum period of incarceration is not required by statute.

The option of placing a juvenile in such a facility shall not affect the misdemeanor or felony status of the offense.


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