What is adjudication and disposition?

Adjudicatory Hearing

An Adjudicatory Hearing is a hearing to determine guilt or innocence on the alleged charges. If the juvenile is to have committed any Misdemeanor or Felony charges, the case will proceed to the Disposition which may occur at this hearing or at a later date. 

Disposition Hearing

The Disposition Hearing determines if the juvenile is in need of treatment, supervision, or rehabilitation. If the Court makes this finding, then the juvenile is adjudicated, delinquent. The Court must then decide if the juvenile can be supervised in the community on Probation or if the juvenile should be placed.

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1. Where are juvenile court hearings held?
2. Are Court Hearings Open to the Public?
3. What is the Proper Attire for Court?
4. Do I need to hire a lawyer for Court?
5. What is the Court process following the detention of a juvenile?
6. What is decided at the detention hearing?
7. What is adjudication and disposition?
8. What is the referral process/intake?
9. What do I need to bring to the intake interview?
10. Can a juvenile be fingerprinted or photographed?
11. How do I pay my restitution and Court costs?
12. Can parents be held responsible for any payments?
13. What happens with a Non-Payment Referral?
14. How are juvenile records expunged?
15. How long are juveniles able to remain under juvenile probation supervision?