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Rule 24

Rule 24. Arraignment.

(a) An arraignment shall be held within 30 days from thefiling of the petition, or within 10 days if the minor is held in detention,unless otherwise ordered by the court for good cause shown.

(b) At the arraignment the court shall inform the minor andthe minor's parent, guardian or custodian:

(b)(1) of their right to further time, unless waived, ifservice was not accomplished as provided in Rule 18;

(b)(2) of the nature and elements of each allegationcontained in the petition;

(b)(3) of their right to retain counsel, or if indigent, tohave counsel appointed by the court;

(b)(4) of their right to a reasonable time to consult withcounsel before entering a plea;

(b)(5) of the minor's right against self-incrimination; and

(b)(6) that the state has the burden to prove theallegations of the petition beyond a reasonable doubt.

(c) After providing the information set forth in paragraph(b) and ascertaining that all necessary parties are present, the court shallcall upon the minor to admit or deny the truth of the allegations by plea.

Advisory Committee Notes