Q: Is there a limit of how long they can hold a minor on probable cause in detention?
A detention hearing must be held within 72 hours. That time period may be extended if the arrest falls on a weekend or holiday.
At that hearing the Judge will release the juvenile unless there is finding that further detention is required to ensure their appearance in court or to protect the community.
It is important that the juvenile have representation in order to secure their release and obtain the least strict conditions of release pending their next hearing.
At Beckwith Law, we represent juveniles charged with a crime in the Puget Sound region and offer a free consultation.
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