Journalist's Guide

Juvenile Cases Open to the Public If a juvenile is alleged to have committed an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, then that case is open to the public. However, the court may choose to exclude the general public from a hearing if there are good reasons to keep the proceedings confidential. Adjudications and dispositions are normally announced in open court.

For more about juvenile justice, look in Title 11 of the Maryland Rules , and in the Annotated Code of Maryland, Family Law and Courts and Judicial Proceedings Articles.


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