Are parents legally entitled to a visit with their juvenile within 24 hours of their arrest?

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Are parents legally entitled to a visit with their juvenile within 24 hours of their arrest?

Once a juvenile is arrested and placed in custody. Does the parent have a right to visit with their child within 24 hours of his/her arrest or do they have to wait for the regular visiting schedule?

Asked on April 27, 2009 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Not sure entirely. It may depend on the type of crime (i.e., if the juvenile is being transferred or if being charged as an adult). But generally after arrest, parents will be scheduled to meet with a juvenile probation officer.

 

 This link will answer a lot of your questions: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/documents/jv060.pdf

 

In terms of needing a lawyer, try www.attorneypages.com and check his or his disciplinary record at www.calbar.ca.gov under attorney search.  You need to look for a criminal defense attorney with experience in juvenile criminal law.


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