In re: Shelby R.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (4th) 110191
Decision Date: 
August 22, 2012
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
Champaign Co.
Justice: 
KNECHT
Holding: 
Reversed.
State filed petition for wardship of minor, then age 14, admitted to unlawful consumption of alcohol; upon revocation of her probation, court sentenced minor to 364 days’ confinement in Department of Juvenile Justice. Court was not authorized to incarcerate minor, as Section 5-710 of Juvenile Court Act does not authorize commitment to Department for unlawful consumption, a crime that is legally impossible for an adult to commit. (TURNER and POPE, concurring.)