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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Juvenile adjudications in absentia. Provides that the rights guaranteed to a child may be waived by the child if the child knowingly and voluntarily waives the right by: (1) being informed of an upcoming court proceeding; (2) failing to appear at the court proceeding; and (3) failing to notify the court or provide the court with an adequate explanation of the child's absence. Juvenile adjudications in absentia. Provides that the rights guaranteed to a child may be waived by the child if the child knowingly and voluntarily waives the right by: (1) being informed of an upcoming court proceeding; (2) failing to appear at the court proceeding; and (3) failing to notify the court or provide the court with an adequate explanation of the child's absence.