What happens at an advisement hearing at juvenile court?

Asked on November 19, 2014 under Criminal Law, Virginia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Virginia uses the term Advisement of Rights Hearing interchangeably with what is commonly referred to a an Arraignment.  That is the first court date in a criminal proceeding.  That is where you enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.  I would STRONGLY suggest that you seek legal help asap.  Remember to dress well and be respectful of the court during the entire proceeding.  Good luck.


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