Custody In Juvenile Court Cases

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Custody is the process of taking a juvenile under police care because they broke the law, have a court order, a complaint has been filed, or they are being taken for their own protection. Detention is the where the juvenile is held once they are in police custody.
Petition is the term used when a juvenile has charges filed against him or to keep them safe. A summonses is issued to the people who are involved or concerned with the case.
The types of juvenile court hearings are preliminary hearing, adjudicatory hearing, and dispositional hearing. Preliminary hearing is the initial hearing and the judge will decide if the case should go further. Adjudicatory hearing is similar to a criminal trial without a jury. Dispositional hearing is when
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