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Art. 915. Probation revocation; limitations upon restraint

A. When revoking a previous order of probation, the court may reinstate the original suspended or deferred disposition order and commit the child to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections for the term of that order, with credit for any time served in secure detention prior to the revocation hearing and with or without credit for time served on probation, in the discretion of the court. In no event shall the term of commitment exceed the maximum term of imprisonment for the offense forming the basis for the original adjudication.

B. When finding a child in direct or constructive contempt of court, commitment for each contempt shall not exceed fifteen days, including time spent in detention for the contempt prior to adjudication for contempt.

C. When the conduct alleged as the basis for probation revocation also constitutes a delinquent act, a petition shall be filed and an adjudication hearing scheduled for resolution of the new offense. If the child is adjudicated delinquent on the new petition, the order of disposition may include any sanction authorized by this Title as well as the revocation of the child's probation and imposition of any suspended disposition originally ordered.

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