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You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

Court Process - Arraignment

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LEVEL 4:  Arraignment

An arraignment is a hearing before the Judge at which a minor is informed of the charges against them, the minor's rights are read to them, and they are given the opportunity to admit or deny the charges.

Upon filing of a petition, the clerk will schedule an arraignment and Notice of Hearing will be mailed to you.

At the arraignment, the Judge will advise you of your rights and read the petition to you.  At this point, you may enter a plea in three ways:  admit, deny, or plead no contest to the charges.

If you admit or plead No Contest, the court may ask for recommendations from the probation department and then make a dispositional order.

The court may accept an admission to a lesser offense after amending the petition.  You may offer additional information to the Court regarding the circumstances surrounding the offense, and then the Court will make a decision.

If the charge is denied, the matter will be sent to the County Attorney's office for screening and further process and in most cases a pretrial date will be set.  See Level 5: Pretrial

An arraignment is a hearing before the Judge at which time a minor is informed of the charges against them, the minor's rights are read to them, and they are given the opportunity to admit or deny the charges

Fourth District Juvenile Court
2021 S State, Provo  84604
99 East Center, Orem UT 84057
765 S Hwy 99 Suite 5, Fillmore UT 84631
1361 S Hwy 40, Heber UT  84032
PO Box 308, Nephi UT 84648

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.


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