How are juvenile delinquency cases processed?
If you are under the age of 17 and have been accused of doing something that would be a crime if done by an adult, you may be brought before the family division of the circuit court. The juvenile will be notified to appear in the family division for an intake interview or a preliminary hearing. At the interview or preliminary hearing, the juvenile may admit or deny guilt, bond will be set, and the next hearing date scheduled. The juvenile's parents or legal guardian must be present during all proceedings, or an attorney must be appointed for the minor.

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1. What is the difference between probation and parole?
2. Who is entitled to a court appointed attorney?
3. What if the individual requiring an attorney is special needs, mentally ill, or involved in a guardianship / conservatorship case?
4. How do I obtain a personal protection order (PPO)?
5. What are the steps of filing for a personal protection order (PPO)?
6. How are juvenile delinquency cases processed?
7. Are serious juvenile delinquency cases different if the juvenile is over 15 years old?
8. What are some of the juvenile's rights?
9. How is the criminal case conducted in regards to juveniles?