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Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings


    (a)    Unless a petition filed under this subtitle is dismissed, the court shall hold a separate disposition hearing after the adjudicatory hearing.

    (b)    The court shall hold a disposition hearing on the same day as the adjudicatory hearing unless, on its own motion or motion of a party, the court finds good cause to delay the disposition hearing to a later day.

    (c)    If the court delays a disposition hearing, it shall be held no later than 15 days after the conclusion of the adjudicatory hearing unless good cause is shown.

    (d)    In making a disposition on a petition filed under this subtitle, the court may order the child to:

        (1)    Attend school;

        (2)    Perform community service;

        (3)    Attend counseling, including family counseling;

        (4)    Attend substance abuse evaluation and treatment;

        (5)    Attend mental health evaluation and treatment; or

        (6)    Keep a curfew with the hours set by the court.

    (e)    Cases under this subtitle are eligible for family support services as provided in the Maryland Rules.

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