IN THIS PHOTO: From left to right - Katherine S., Deputy Public Defender; You would sit in the empty seat between the Deputy Public Defender and a parent or guardian; Parents; Mayela T., Translator; Gregory F., Juvenile Probation Officer; Sean C., Deputy County Attorney



As stated at the beginning, a courtroom is an unnatural setting for most people and court likely will not be a pleasant thing for most juveniles. This article cannot, and does not attempt to, change that fact. What generally could happen in juvenile court should not, however, be a surprise. This article is designed to make sure that a juvenile has some idea of what to expect when facing a first charge in delinquency proceeding in my courtroom.