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      CHC 878     


Art. 878.  Order of adjudication hearing

A.  The normal order of an adjudication hearing shall be:

(1)  Presentation of evidence offered by the state.

(2)  Presentation of evidence offered on behalf of the child.

(3)  Presentation of evidence to rebut evidence offered on behalf of the child.

(4)  Closing arguments of counsel.

B.  With consent of counsel, the order may be varied.  When the child is not represented by counsel, the order may not be varied.

C.  The court may permit opening statements of the state and of counsel representing the child.

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

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