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Art. 886.  Continued custody pending disposition; bail; places of detention

A.  At the conclusion of the hearing if the child has been adjudicated delinquent, the court shall consider whether the child should be released or held in custody pending a disposition hearing.

B.  If the adjudication was based upon a misdemeanor-grade delinquent act, the child shall have a right to bail in accordance with the procedures established in Chapter 6 of this Title.

C.  If the adjudication was based upon a felony-grade delinquent act, there is a presumption in favor of the child's right to bail unless the court has reason to believe, based upon competent evidence, that the release of the child will pose a danger to any other person or the community.  If the child is to be released, the court shall set bail according to the procedures established in Chapter 6 of this Title.

D.  If the child is held in custody, the court may place him in a juvenile detention center, in a public or private facility for juveniles, in a private home subject to the supervision of the court, or in any other suitable facility for juveniles authorized by the court.

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

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