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§ 6-104. Time for disposition of juvenile cases.

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   (A) Notwithstanding any federal or state law providing for a longer period, the juvenile shall not be held in detention for more than 48 hours without a probable cause finding being made by the appropriate judicial authority.

   Nothing contained in this rule shall prevent the judges of a separate juvenile court of any county in this state or the county judges having juvenile jurisdiction in any judicial district of this state from adopting a local rule providing for a probable cause finding to be made by the appropriate judicial authority in a timeframe of less than 48 hours nor shall this rule prevent such local rule from requiring the appropriate judicial authority to make a finding whether continued detention is a matter of immediate and urgent necessity because the juvenile is a danger to self or others or to property of others or is at risk for flight.

   (B) Adjudication hearings in dependent/neglect cases under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43‑247(3)(a) should be held within 90 days of filing of the petition, except in cases with exceptional complications, in which cases adjudication should be held within 180 days. Adjudication hearings in law violation cases should be held within 180 days of filing of the petition.

   (C) A disposition hearing should be held within 60 days from the date of the adjudication hearing, unless good cause is shown.

   (D) Review hearings for children in out‑of‑home placements should be held, on the record, every 6 months.

Rule 3(A) – (D) adopted March 19, 1997. Renumbered and codified as § 6-103, effective July 18, 2008; § 6-103 renumbered to § 6-104 November 27, 2013; § 6-104(A) amended December 18, 2013.

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