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§ 7B‑807.  Adjudication.

(a)        If the court findsthat the allegations in the petition have been proven by clear and convincingevidence, the court shall so state. If the court finds that the allegationshave not been proven, the court shall dismiss the petition with prejudice, andif the juvenile is in nonsecure custody, the juvenile shall be released to theparent, guardian, custodian, or caretaker.

(b)        The adjudicatoryorder shall be in writing and shall contain appropriate findings of fact andconclusions of law. The order shall be reduced to writing, signed, and enteredno later than 30 days following the completion of the hearing. If the order isnot entered within 30 days following completion of the hearing, the clerk ofcourt for juvenile matters shall schedule a subsequent hearing at the firstsession of court scheduled for the hearing of juvenile matters following the 30‑dayperiod to determine and explain the reason for the delay and to obtain anyneeded clarification as to the contents of the order. The order shall beentered within 10 days of the subsequent hearing required by this subsection. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1998‑202,s. 6; 1999‑456, s. 60; 2001‑208, s. 17; 2001‑487, s. 101;2005‑398, s. 3.)