LJuCR 7.6 ARRAIGNMENT AND PLEAS (a) Time and Procedure for Arraignment. (1) As to a juvenile held in detention, upon the filing of an information the clerk of court, at the request of the prosecutor, will schedule an arraignment to be held within 14 days after the information is filed. (2) As to a juvenile not held in detention, upon the filing of an information the clerk of court, at the request of the prosecutor, will schedule an initial hearing pursuant to LJuCR 7.5(a) within 30 days of the filing of the information. The juvenile will be arraigned at this initial hearing. (3) An in-court appearance by the juvenile and counsel is required at the initial hearing unless a Waiver of Arraignment signed by the juvenile, the defense attorney and approved by the prosecutor has been filed with the court; or a continuance order signed by the prosecutor, the defense attorney and approved by the court has been filed. (b) Plea. (1) For a juvenile in detention, a pro-forma not guilty plea will be entered at the arraignment hearing. At that hearing the clerk of court will schedule a change of plea/trial setting hearing not later than five court days thereafter on the daily 9:00 a.m. offender calendar. (2) For a juvenile who is not in detention, if a plea of not guilty is made at the time of arraignment, the court will schedule an adjudicatory hearing within the time limit prescribed by LJuCR 7.8. If a plea of guilty is made the court will proceed to a finding of guilty and disposition or continue the matter for disposition in accordance with LJuCR 7.12. (3) If further time is requested by the juvenile to consider a plea the matter may be continued five court days if the juvenile is in detention, 15 court days if the juvenile is not in detention, to the daily offender calendar at 9:00 a.m. This time may be enlarged or reduced upon a showing of good cause.
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