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In re J.V., A140587

In this case, defendant appeals from the juvenile court's order for restitution, alleging that it must be vacated on grounds that it was issued after he turned 21 years old, the age at which the juvenile court's jurisdiction terminated by operation of law. The order for restitution is affirmed, where: 1) the order for restitution and abstract of judgment were ministerial in function, as they simply restated the lower remaining balance on an original order for restitution, and no new order or subsequent order was created; and 2) to require that a judgment debtor be no older than 21 years at the time of issuance of such an order/abstract would negate the express intent of the Legislature to permit victims to enforce juvenile restitution orders in the same manner as civil judgments.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/26/2014
  • Published 11/26/2014


  • McGuiness


  • California Court of Appeal