All juvenile delinquents are appointed a public defender.
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Juveniles commit crimes ranging from felonies, gross misdemeanors, misdemeanors, petty misdemeanors, status offenses, and local ordinance violations.
Delinquency hearings are generally closed to the public. There are some exceptions, such as when a 16 or 17-year-old has been charged with a felony. However, the hearing can be closed by the judge if he/she deems it appropriate. Crime victims may also be allowed to attend hearings.
A child may be required to attend some or all of the following: