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Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-37-19-17.3

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Sec. 17.3. (a) This section applies if a child is a delinquent child under IC 31-37-1 due to the commission of a delinquent act that, if committed by an adult, would be an offense under IC 9-30-5.

(b) The juvenile court shall, in addition to any other order or decree the court makes under this chapter, recommend the suspension of the child's driving privileges as provided in IC 9-30-5.  If a court recommends suspension of a child's driving privileges under this section, the bureau of motor vehicles shall comply with the recommendation of suspension as provided in IC 9-30-6-12.

(c) If a court recommends suspension of a child's driving privileges under this section, the court may order the bureau of motor vehicles to reinstate the child's driving privileges as provided in IC 9-30-6-11.

(d) If a juvenile court orders the bureau of motor vehicles to reinstate a child's driving privileges under subsection (c), the bureau shall comply with the order.  Unless the order for reinstatement is issued as provided under IC 9-30-6-11(a)(2) because of a violation of the speedy trial provisions applicable to the juvenile court, the bureau shall also do the following:

(1) Remove any record of the suspension from the bureau's record keeping system.

(2) Reinstate the privileges without cost to the person.

(e) If:

(1) a juvenile court recommends suspension of a child's driving privileges under this section;  and

(2) the child did not refuse to submit to a chemical test offered as provided under IC 9-30-6-2 during the investigation of the delinquent act that would be an offense under IC 9-30-5 if committed by an adult;

the juvenile court may stay the execution of the suspension of the child's driving privileges and grant the child probationary driving privileges for one hundred eighty (180) days.

(f) If a juvenile court orders a suspension under this section and the child did not refuse to submit to a chemical test offered under IC 9-30-6-2 during the investigation of the delinquent act that would have been an offense under IC 9-30-5 if committed by an adult, the juvenile court may grant the child specialized driving privileges in conformity with the procedures in IC 9-30-16.

(g) A child whose driving privileges are suspended under this section is entitled to credit for any days during which the license was suspended under IC 31-37-5-7, if the child did not refuse to submit to a chemical test offered as provided under IC 9-30-6-2 during the investigation of the delinquent act that would be an offense under IC 9-30-5 if committed by an adult.

(h) A period of suspension of driving privileges imposed under this section must be consecutive to any period of suspension imposed under IC 31-37-5-7.  However, if the juvenile court finds in the sentencing order that it is in the best interest of society, the juvenile court may terminate all or any part of the remaining suspension under IC 31-37-5-7.

(i) The bureau of motor vehicles may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to carry out this section.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-37-19-17.3 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-31-family-law-and-juvenile-law/in-code-sect-31-37-19-17-3/


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