Juveniles commit crimes ranging from felonies, gross misdemeanors, misdemeanors, petty misdemeanors, status offenses, and local ordinance violations.
All juvenile delinquents are appointed a public defender.
Delinquency hearings are generally closed to the public. There are some exceptions, such as when a 16 or 17-year-old has been charged with a felony. However, the hearing can be closed by the judge if he/she deems it appropriate. Crime victims may also be allowed to attend hearings.
A child may be required to attend some or all of the following: