June 6, 2012
In re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure
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The Florida Bar's Juvenile Court Rules Committee has proposed rule changes. Some changes would make juvenile delinquency rules more like rules in adult criminal cases. For example, juveniles would have to be given enough time to consider pleas and be told of possible consequences of pleas, such as registration as a sexual offender or immigration status. Other rule changes would affect dependency and termination of parental rights cases. Some of these changes would let courts review the state's search for a missing parent and would add to the procedures for determining paternity.