Juvenile Cases

Juvenile Cases

Juvinile in handcuffs
INTAKE DEPARTMENT:  Decides whether formal or informal intervention with the juvenile offender will be taken.
 
INQUIRY:   An informal hearing between the Family Court intake caseworker, juvenile offender and parent(s).
 
PRE-TRIAL:  Meeting between lawyers to see if the case can be settled without going to trial or to see if all parties are ready for trial.

ADJUDICATION:  The trial of the juvenile offender.
 
DISPOSITIONAL HEARING:  A hearing at which the court decides placement, counseling or other remedial actions to be taken with the juvenile offender.
 
SUBPEONA:  A legal order which requires a person to appear in Court to testify as a witness.
 
MOTION:  Court hearings to answer legal questions.
 
ADJOURNMENT:  A delay asked for by the judge or either side.  The judge must agree to the delay.
 
PROBATION:  A sentence that places the juvenile offender under the close supervision of a probation officer.
 
RESTITIUTION:  An amount of money set by the Court to be paid to the victim of a crime for property losses or injuries caused by the crime.
 
Sheri Pummill -  Victim-Witness Coordinator
Law Center Building - 210 S. Highlander Way, Howell  MI  48843
517-546-1850