IN RE GAULT CASE BRIEF
In Re Gault 387 U.S. 1 (1967)
The case was first tried under the Arizona Juvenile Code by a juvenile judge who ordered the appellant’s 15-year old son committed to a juvenile detention home until he turns 21 for making lewd calls. The appellants applied for a writ of habeas corpus in the Superior Court, which dismissed it. The Arizona State Court affirmed the dismissal on the grounds that the Arizona Juvenile Code was presumed to have already incorporated due process requirements.
Gerald Gault was 15 years old when he and his friend were picked up by the Continue reading...