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What happens if my child has been arrested and taken into custody?

The arresting officer has a number of options after arresting your child. The officer can:

  • Return your child to the place he or she was arrested and make note of the arrest.
  • Take your child to a community agency that provides shelter and counseling
  • Take your child to a police station and contact you to pick up your child
  • Have your child locked up in a juvenile hall (placed in detention)

Immediate steps must be taken to notify you where your child is being held if your child is taken into custody.

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