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Illlinois House to consider quicker hearings for juveniles

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Illlinois House to consider quicker hearings for juveniles

( KTRS ) A proposal to speed up a juvenile suspect’s hearing before a judge is headed to the Illinois House floor. The Juvenile Justice Committee overwhelmingly approved the plan by Evanston Democratic Rep. Robyn Gabel to require a hearing within 24 hours of a juvenile’s arrest – including on weekends and holidays. The law […]

Illlinois House to consider quicker hearings for juveniles

( KTRS ) A proposal to speed up a juvenile suspect’s hearing before a judge is headed to the Illinois House floor.

The Juvenile Justice Committee overwhelmingly approved the plan by Evanston Democratic Rep. Robyn Gabel to require a hearing within 24 hours of a juvenile’s arrest – including on weekends and holidays.

The law currently allows 40 hours before a hearing. Proponents of Gabel’s plan say that’s too long to have a juvenile in police custody without having a hearing to determine next steps.

A spokesman for state’s attorneys in Illinois says prosecutors need more time to review cases before justifying the detention before a judge.

Opponents say smaller counties may not have budgets large enough to pay for judicial hearings on weekends and holidays.

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