45.0332 Adjudicatory hearing-Continuation.

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(a) After making a finding as provided by under subsection (a) of 45.0335, but before making an adjudication, the court may continue the hearing as provided in 45.0330, from time to time, allowing the child to remain in his own home or in the temporary custody of another person or agency subject to conditions of conduct and of visitation or supervision by a juvenile officer as the court may prescribe, if:

(1) consent is given by the child and his parent, guardian, or other legal custodian after being fully in formed by the court of their rights in the proceeding, including their right to have an adjudication made either dismissing or sustaining the petition; and

(2) the continuation extends no longer than 6 months without review by the court.

(b) Upon review the court may continue the case for an additional period not to exceed 6 months, after which the petition shall either be dismissed or sustained.

History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.

Research Guide: CRS 19-3-106.