When a child is accused of committing a crime, their academic career and future can be negatively impacted. As a parent, it is important to have a basic understanding of the youth justice system in Connecticut in the event that your child is involved in a crime. If your child has been placed in juvenile detention in Connecticut, contact one of our attorneys at (203) 221-3100.

Getting Released From Juvenile Detention

Once a child has been arrested and sent to a juvenile detention center, they cannot be released until their case is heard by a judge, which usually happens the day after placement. Moreover, the child needs to see a judge before they can be bonded out on a juvenile charge. It is recommended that the child speak to their attorney before meeting with the judge, and they should inform the judge if they have not yet spoken to their attorney. After the hearing, the judge will decide whether to keep the child in detention or send them home before their trial. If it is determined that the child should stay in detention, they will have a hearing every 7 days to revisit the possibility of release. If the child is released, they may be ordered to attend school, avoid trouble, attend treatment programs, and/or work with a probation officer.


Maya Murphy P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Employment Law and Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

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