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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 5.674. Conduct of hearing; admission, no contest, submission

(a) Admission, no contest, submission

(1)At the initial hearing, whether or not the child is detained, the parent or guardian may admit the allegations of the petition, plead no contest, or submit the jurisdictional determination to the court based on the information provided to the court and waive further jurisdictional hearing.

(2)If the court accepts an admission, a plea of no contest, or a submission from each parent and guardian with standing to participate as a party, the court must then proceed according to rules 5.682 and 5.686.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective July 1, 2002.)

(b) Detention hearing; general conduct (§ 319; 42 U.S.C., § 600 et seq.)

The court must read, consider, and reference any reports submitted by the social worker and any relevant evidence submitted by any party or counsel. All detention findings and orders must be made on the record and appear in the written orders of the court.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted effective July 1, 2002.)

(c) Detention hearing; examination by court (§ 319)

Subject to (d), the court must examine the child's parent, guardian, or other person having knowledge relevant to the issue of detention and must receive any relevant evidence that the petitioner, the child, a parent, a guardian, or counsel for a party wishes to present.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted as subd (b); previously amended and relettered effective July 1, 2002.)

(d) Detention hearing; rights of child, parent, or guardian (§§ 311, 319)

At the detention hearing, the child, the parent, and the guardian have the right to assert the privilege against self-incrimination and the right to confront and cross-examine:

(1)The preparer of a police report, probation or social worker report, or other document submitted to the court; and

(2)Any person examined by the court under (c). If the child, parent, or guardian asserts the right to cross-examine preparers of documents submitted for court consideration, the court may not consider any such report or document unless the preparer is made available for cross-examination.

(Subd (d) amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted as subd (c); previously amended and relettered effective July 1, 2002.)

Rule 5.674 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; repealed and adopted as rule 1444 effective January 1, 1998; previously amended effective July 1, 2002.

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