The good news is that most felony juvenile crimes are eligible for a deferred entry of judgement (DEJ).
Only the juvenile court has jurisdiction over all individuals alleged to have committed a crime before age 18.
A disposition hearing is a sentencing hearing. The main purpose of the juvenile court sentence should be rehabilitation.
A jurisdiction hearing is the same as a trial in an adult case except that there is no jury.
The first hearing is where the minor is arraigned. The arraignment hearing is where counsel is appointed for the minor and the minor is advised of th
The initial determination to file a juvenile petition rests with the probation officer. Probation officers can informally supervise a minor without a