What are the chances I will be detained?
There is no clear way to answer this question because it varies between each youth and his/her own circumstances. The two primary factors the court considers are 1) risk to the community if the youth is released and 2) likelihood of appearing for future court hearings. There are other elements taken into consideration as such as, “Is there a parent available to adequately supervise?” and “What is the youth’s history of court order compliance?” The probation officer can answer your questions and do their best to prepare you for the outcome of the hearing, but there is no guarantee because the presiding judge has full decision-making authority and the judge will make his/her ruling at the court hearing pertaining to release or detention pending further court hearings.

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1. Where is the Juvenile Court Clerk's Office?
2. How do I quash my warrant?
3. If my child was detained, are there court hearings?
4. What happens at arraignment?
5. Do I need legal representation?
6. Are there any legal negotiations or plea bargaining?
7. What are the chances I will be detained?
8. Are there common criminal court hearings?
9. Does my parent have to come with me to court?
10. Can anyone come to Juvenile Court hearings?
11. Do I have any obligations while my child waits for his/her court hearing?
12. Are there ever restrictions/obligations after a court hearing?
13. What do I do if I get a curfew violation?
14. What do I need to do if I am unable to attend my Tuesday afternoon truancy hearing or I missed my hearing?
15. What do I need to do if I missed a Thursday truancy hearing?