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Name: In re Jeffrey M.
Case #: F048648
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 5 DCA
Opinion Date: 07/28/2006

A parent is jointly and severally liable for restitution owed by an adult child if the child was a minor at the time of the offense. In the underlying juvenile court proceedings involving appellant’s son, the court found appellant jointly and severally liable for restitution to the victim. Appellant argued on appeal that because her son had turned eighteen by the time of the proceedings, she was not liable for restitution under Welfare and Institutions Code section 730.7. The Court of Appeal acknowledges the parent’s right to appeal the restitution order, but disagreed on the merits, holding that parental liability in this situation was tied to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.