Local Juvenile Court Rule 7.7 PLEAS OF GUILTY (A) Generally. When a case has been set for trial, the attorney for the juvenile respondent should give the prosecutor notice of confirmation of trial or change of plea not less than three (3) court days before the trial date. Similar notice shall be given to the Juvenile Court staff. (B) Procedure. The juvenile respondent and his/her counsel shall prepare and complete a Statement of Juvenile on Plea of Guilty before appearing in court. The juvenile respondent and his/her counsel shall present the completed statement to the court. After receiving the completed statement, the court shall conduct a detailed inquiry addressing: 1. The meaning and effect of a plea of guilty; 2. The elements of the offense alleged; 3. The juvenile's acknowledgement of his/her guilty on each and every element of the offense alleged; 4. The standard sentencing range and the maximum punishment for the offense alleged; 5. The juvenile's understanding of and the meaning of the prosecutor's recommendation; and 6. Any other appropriate matters. Upon acceptance of the plea, the court shall have the juvenile respondent sign the statement in open court. The statement shall be filed with the Clerk of the Court. (C) Withdrawal of Plea of Guilty. A motion to withdraw a plea of guilty may be made only before sentence is imposed and upon a showing of good cause. The court may set aside an Order of Disposition and permit a juvenile respondent to withdraw his/her plea of guilty to correct an injustice. (D) Form. The Statement of Juvenile on Plea of Guilty will conform substantially with JuCr 7.7. [Adopted effective April 1, 1988]
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