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      CHC 824     


Art. 824.  Criteria for setting bail or alternative forms of security

In determining the amount of bail, alternative security deposits, and conditions of release, the court shall consider:

(1)  The nature and circumstances of the delinquent act.

(2)  The weight of the evidence.

(3)  The child's prior delinquency record, if any.

(4)  The financial ability of the child and family to post money bail.

(5)  The probability of the child's appearance at any scheduled hearing, considering the following:

(a)  The child has failed to appear at some previously scheduled hearing.

(b)  The child has violated a condition of his probation or release.

(c)  The child has absented himself from home or his usual place of abode without the consent of his parent.

(d)  The child is habitually disobedient and is ungovernable and beyond the control of his parent.

(e)  The potential danger of release to the child and to the public as it affects the probability of appearance.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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