RULE 3-1. JUVENILE MATTERS (Offender) A. Juvenile offender matters shall be heard at the time set aside by the Court on Law and Motion Day (1:30 p.m., Tuesday), unless otherwise provided by the Court. Upon filing of an Information by the Prosecuting Attorney, the alleged offender shall be notified of the first appearance by personal service of Notice and Summons by law enforcement personnel, or as directed by court order, in accordance with RCW 13.40.100 Notice and Summons shall be delivered a minimum of 3 court days prior to the hearing date. Court hearings succeeding the first appearance shall be scheduled in open court in the presence of the juvenile and his/her attorney (if applicable). B. Law enforcement reports shall be filed within 7 days of the establishment of probable cause. Juveniles lodged in detention are exceptional cases and shall require a report to be filed within 24 hours. C. Upon appointment/retention of an attorney for a divertable offense (RCW 13.40.070), a decision regarding acceptance/refusal of diversion shall be submitted to the Diversion Union within 2 weeks of attorney appointment/retention. The time frame may be extended by notifying the Diversion Unit. D. Predisposition reports shall be delivered to the Court 3 days prior to disposition, or as otherwise agreed to by the Court. E. Attorney fees/detention costs: 1. Attorney’s fees may be assessed against the juvenile, parent, or other person legally obligated to support the juvenile, when public funded counsel is used for defense (RCW 13.40.145). 2. Partial detention costs for adjudicated offenders may be assessed pursuant to RCW 13.40.220. Detention costs shall be based on the parties’ ability to pay, not to exceed $25.00 per day/$300.00 per lodging in detention. 3. The State of Washington Determination of Indigency Report form, pursuant to RCW 10.101.020, shall be used in determining parental financial obligations pertaining to 1 and 2 above. 4. A hearing, judgment, and order determining parental financial obligations shall take place following disposition, or as otherwise directed by the Court. F. Costs paid into the registry of Juvenile Court shall be disbursed in the following order: 1. restitution; 2. court costs; 3. crime victims’ compensation; 4. attorney’s fees; 5. drug fund.
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