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Art. 407.  Confidentiality of hearings

A.  With the exceptions of delinquency proceedings pursuant to Article 879, child support proceedings, traffic violations pursuant to Chapter 2 of Title IX in East Baton Rouge Parish, and misdemeanor trials of adults pursuant to Chapter 4 of Title XV, proceedings before the juvenile court shall not be public.

B.  The child, his parents, counsel, the district attorney, authorized officers of the court, and witnesses called by the parties may be present at an adjudication hearing.  The court may admit any other person who has a proper interest in the proceedings or the work of the court.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §4, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992; Acts 1993, No. 769, §1; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 120, §1, eff. July 7, 1994; Acts 1995, No. 1261, §1; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 28, §1; Acts 2011, No. 251, §2.

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