Delinquency Court Proceedings in Pennsylvania
This fact sheet answers questions like:
- How is my juvenile case started?
- Can the court process be avoided?
- After the delinquency petition is filed with the court, is there any way to have the court process suspended?
- What is an adjudicatory hearing?
- What is a disposition hearing?
- How long can a juvenile’s court disposition last?
- Can I appeal a court’s decision?