How do I apply for an attorney for a juvenile?

Don’t worry. We contact you. The Juvenile Defender Unit (JDU) receives a copy of every Juvenile Written Allegation approved by the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. A juvenile defense attorney is automatically assigned to the case and a confidential office interview is scheduled in our welcoming conference room or if the juvenile is detained, the interview takes place with the juvenile in custody. The same attorney stays with the client throughout the life of the case, including the receipt of additional or new charges. The client is however always free to hire private legal counsel at any time.

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1. How do I apply for an attorney for a juvenile?
2. Can I apply for a juvenile attorney to attend a district justice’s hearing for a summary citation?
3. How do I get a juvenile attorney if I am a juvenile with charges directly filed in adult court?
4. What does the JDU staff consist of?
5. When does legal representation begin?
6. What does the JDU team do when it receives juvenile charges?
7. What are the goals of the JDU?
8. What is “your guide to juvenile court”?
9. What kind of training does the JDU staff have?
10. Does the JDU staff work with juvenile service providers?
11. How does the JDU staff communicate with system partners?