Juvenile Petition – a juvenile-court petition alleging delinquent conduct by the accused

juvenile petition:

1. A juvenile-court petition alleging delinquent conduct by the accused.  *  The accusatIons made in a juvenile petition are sometimes tried in an adjudication hearing. See adjudication hearing.

adjudication hearing:
(third definition, pertaining to juvenile-delinquency)

3. In a juvenile-delinquency case, a hearing at which the court hears evidence of the charges and makes a finding of whether the charges are true or not true. — aka adjudicatory hearing; adjudicatory proceeding; adjudicative hearing. [1]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4



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