Does my parent have to come with me to court?
Parents are required to appear with their child. The parent may be asked questions by the court. Parent and youth are required to sign release orders acknowledging the release conditions. If a parent does not show for court, the outcome of the hearing can be greatly affected: Youth could remain in detention, or youth who is currently out-of-custody and appears for court by him or herself could be booked into detention until the parents make themselves available for court. This can create extra hearings and/or additional detention fees for the parents and disrupts what would otherwise be an appropriate release plan because the parent was not in court to sign the release conditions.

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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?