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What to Expect When a Minor is Arrested
Juveniles under the age of 18 that are arrested legally have to be separated from other adults in custody, meaning they can neither be seen or heard. This is why a young adults that have been arrested will be taken to the Las Vegas juvenile detention center with other juvenile offenders. Once the young adult is brought to the Las Vegas juvenile detention center, probation officers will assess the child based on a scoring system that considers a variety of factors related to the crime in order to determine whether or not they should be allowed to return home. Some of those factors include the severity of the offense, the number of past offenses, and a series of repeatable questions.
Bail is not an option for juvenile offenders.They are either detained in the Las Vegas juvenile detention center or released to their parents or legal guardian. There are certain circumstances where the juvenile may be put under house arrest, intensive supervision or other release programs. If a child is released they are given a date to return to Las Vegas juvenile court. If the juvenile does not return they will be given a writ for their arrest. If the juvenile is detained, a review hearing will take place the following morning at 9 a.m. An attorney may request that the juvenile is released. If this happens the juvenile is given date to return to Las Vegas juvenile court. If the juvenile is detained after the court hearing, a plea hearing will be set within four day, unless the juvenile is detained for a sexual offense and is being charged as an adult.
A your child is arrested and sent to Las Vegas juvenile detention center it is important you get experienced representation right away. The Miley Law Firm will navigate you and your loved one through the court process. Please give us a call for a free consultation at 702-942-0600.
writ- A writ is a written command from the courts. If a young adult does not show up for Las Vegas juvenile court, a writ, or warrant will be issued for that child’s arrest.