8-308. Required attendance of parent, legal guardian or custodian in court; contempt
A. The parent, legal guardian or custodian of a juvenile or child against whom a petition has been filed alleging the commission of a delinquent or incorrigible act shall be served with a notice to appear and shall appear with the juvenile or child at the juvenile court at the time set by the juvenile court. Upon a showing of good cause that the parent, guardian, or custodian cannot appear on the date and time set by the court, the court may waive the requirement that the parent, guardian or custodian appear. The court shall state on the record the reasons for waiving the requirement that the parent, guardian or custodian appear. Failure of a parent, guardian or custodian to appear shall not bar further proceedings by the court.
B. If a parent, legal guardian or custodian fails to appear with the juvenile or child in juvenile court, and good cause for the failure to appear is not found as provided in subsection A of this section, the court shall issue an order to show cause to the parent, legal guardian or custodian as to why that person shall not be held in contempt.Section: Previous 8-301 8-302 8-303 8-304 8-305 8-306 8-307 8-308 8-309 8-321 8-322 8-323 8-325 8-326 8-327 Next
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