Juvenile Court is not like adult court. Kids don’t have jury trials. They don’t get sentenced to jail. Quite frankly, the juvenile system is warmer and fuzzier than adult court. Nowhere is this more evident that in the case of the “consent decree”.
Parents that receive a Juvenile Petition from the Court alleging that their son or daughter has done something wrong will also receive a notice for what is called a “plea hearing”. As a Montgomery County juvenile lawyer , when I explain to parents what a “plea hearing” is, I first explain to them how the […]