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§ 7B‑1808.  Firstappearance for felony cases.

(a)        A juvenile who isalleged in the petition to have committed an offense that would be a felony ifcommitted by an adult shall be summoned to appear before the court for a firstappearance within 10 days of the filing of the petition. If the juvenile is insecure or nonsecure custody, the first appearance shall take place at theinitial hearing required by G.S. 7B‑1906. Unless the juvenile is insecure or nonsecure custody, the court may continue the first appearance to atime certain for good cause.

(b)        At the firstappearance, the court shall:

(1)        Inform the juvenileof the allegations set forth in the petition;

(2)        Determine whetherthe juvenile has retained counsel or has been assigned counsel;

(3)        If applicable,inform the juvenile of the date of the probable cause hearing, which shall bewithin 15 days of the first appearance; and

(4)        Inform the parent,guardian, or custodian that the parent, guardian, or custodian is required toattend all hearings scheduled in the matter and may be held in contempt ofcourt for failure to attend any scheduled hearing.

If the juvenile is notrepresented by counsel, counsel for the juvenile shall be appointed inaccordance with rules adopted by the Office of Indigent Services. (1998‑202, s. 6; 2000‑144,s. 20; 2001‑487, s. 4.)