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Article 19.

Temporary Custody; Secureand Nonsecure Custody; Custody Hearings.

§ 7B‑1900.  Taking ajuvenile into temporary custody.

Temporary custody means thetaking of physical custody and providing personal care and supervision until acourt order for secure or nonsecure custody can be obtained. A juvenile may betaken into temporary custody without a court order under the followingcircumstances:

(1)        By a law enforcementofficer if grounds exist for the arrest of an adult in identical circumstancesunder G.S. 15A‑401(b).

(2)        By a law enforcementofficer or a juvenile court counselor if there are reasonable grounds tobelieve that the juvenile is an undisciplined juvenile.

(3)        By a law enforcementofficer, by a juvenile court counselor, by a member of the Black MountainCenter, Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, and Juvenile Evaluation Center JointSecurity Force established pursuant to G.S. 122C‑421, or by personnel ofthe Department if there are reasonable grounds to believe the juvenile is anabsconder from any residential facility operated by the Department or from anapproved detention facility. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1985, c. 408, s. 1; 1985 (Reg.Sess., 1986), c. 863, s. 1; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 27, s. 2; 1995, c. 391, s. 1;1997‑443, s. 11A.118(a); 1998‑202, s. 6; 2000‑137, s. 3; 2001‑490,s. 2.13.)