Have mom contact the juvenile probation intake officer assigned to the case through the detention center. The JPO will be able to answer all of mom's questions. Depending on the child's history, and the social study on the child, often kids can be released back to the parent until the hearing. the child will probably be appointed an attorney as well.
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It depends if the prosecution will accept a Waiver as a reason to recommend a release to the judge. Most likely there will be a detention hearing to determine if the minor is a danger to himself or other AND is allowing himself to be adequately supervised. You should also speak with the probation officer assigned to inquire if they recommend the child stay detained or be released. Lastly, speak with PreTrial Services to see if you qualify for a court appointed attorney.
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