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What happens if my child is taken to juvenile hall after being arrested?
A probation officer will make the decision if your child is to remain in custody. The probation officer has options in deciding how your child’s case may be handled: Your child may be allowed to go home and the probation officer may not ask the district attorney to file a petition

Your child may be allowed to go home and the probation officer may ask the district attorney to file a petition.

Restrictions can be placed on your child.

Your child may be kept in juvenile hall. A petition is usually filed within 48 hours of the child being taken into custody. There must be a detention hearing the next day that court is in session
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