Thank you for taking the time to check out our website. We’ve taken some time to put together some of the top things you should know about having a case in court.
You are entitled to have an attorney represent you if have to go to court on an allegation of delinquency in Juvenile Court. The paperwork that you have been given should have the name and contact information for your attorney. It is important that you contact your attorney as soon as possible, before discussing the case with anyone else. S/he will be able to help you prepare for your court case. Among other things, s/he will remind you to dress appropriately for court and to remember to be on time. This lets the judge know that you take your case seriously.
The Juvenile Justice Section of the Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice has put together a chart that shows the court process which can be accessed here.
If you are charged with an offense that happened at school, in addition to the court case, you may have consequences at school. The Advocates for Children’s Services at Legal Aid NC work to protect your rights. They have created a brochure entitled “Know Your Rights, Remedies & Resources”.