CHC 840     

Art. 840.  Form of agreement

A.  An informal adjustment agreement shall set forth in writing the terms and conditions of the child's supervision during the term specified in the agreement.  It shall be signed by the district attorney or the probation officer and by the child and his parents.

B.  It must demonstrate that the child and his parents understand the child's right to an adjudication hearing on the offense.  It must also demonstrate that they consent to the terms of the adjustment agreement with knowledge that their consent is not obligatory and with knowledge of the effect of the agreement as set out hereinafter in Article 841.

C.  The initial period of informal adjustment shall not exceed six months; however, the court may extend the agreement for additional periods of six months, not to exceed a total of two years.

D.  If a petition has been filed, the adjustment agreement shall be filed in the record.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992; Acts 2009, No. 213, §1.