What is the Court process following the detention of a juvenile?

If a juvenile is detained (placed in a secure facility or a shelter care facility), they will have a detention hearing within 72 hours to review probable cause and decide whether the juvenile needs to remain in detention. If the juvenile remains in custody, they need to have a Pre Adjudication Conference or an Adjudicatory Hearing within 10 days. If they are released from custody, the case is scheduled for a Pre Adjudication Conference when the court schedule allows. Juveniles released on house arrest will be given priority, if applicable.

Disposition of a juvenile still in custody must take place within twenty days. If released from detention, they will return to court when the probation officer has all the evaluations or reports and when the court schedule permits. This usually occurs within 30 to 45 days but is not a mandatory time frame.

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1. Are hearings open to the public?
2. What is the proper attire for Court?
3. Do I need to hire a lawyer for court?
4. What is the referral process/intake?
5. What do I need to bring to the intake interview?
6. What is adjudication and disposition?
7. What is the difference between a Judge Hearing and a Juvenile Court Hearing Officer Hearing?
8. How do I pay my restitution and Court costs?
9. May a juvenile be fingerprinted or photographed?
10. What is the Court process following the detention of a juvenile?
11. What is decided at the detention hearing?
12. Can parents be held responsible for any payments?
13. What happens with a Non-Payment Referral?
14. How are juvenile records expunged?