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What happens when you get a Notice to Appear?
You and your child should go to the location on the Notice to Appear on the date and at time listed. You will meet with a probation officer who will have three options:

If Probation Officer: This means:
Reprimands your child Your child can go home without getting the court involved
Refers your child to a program You and your child agree to an informal contract and a program. These programs can last up to six months and include:
  • Community service
  • Graffiti clean-up
  • Peer court
  • Special classes
Refers your child’s case to District Attorney The district attorney may decide to file a petition
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