What do I need to bring to my child’s first Court appearance?

Just you and your child. Both parents are not necessary, but are encouraged to attend. Have your child dress appropriately for Court. Jeans, sweats, t-shirts, shorts and other casual attire are not appropriate. The Judge prefers professional attire. Arrive early so you have some time to speak with someone from the Public Defender’s Office. Put together a list of questions ahead of time to save time and to make sure you get all of your questions answered. Do not bring food, drink, or cell phones. They will not be allowed in the Court area.

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2. My child was arrested. What happens now?
3. Should I retain an attorney?
4. How do I get a copy of the police report?
5. When will my child be released from Juvenile Hall?
6. What are my financial responsibilities?
7. What do I need to bring to my child’s first Court appearance?
8. What can I expect to happen in Court?
9. My child is out of control. Can I bring them to Juvenile Hall?
10. When can my child be tried as an adult?
11. My child was declared a Ward of the Court as the result of a sustained criminal charge and placed on probation. What can I now expect?
12. How do I find out who my child’s Deputy Probation Officer is and how to get a hold of them?
13. How long will my child be on probation?
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