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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

UCJA Rule 7-303 (Code of Judicial Administration)


Rule 7-303. Truancy referrals.
Rule printed on January 31, 2023 at 6:38 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 4/1/2000


To establish a uniform policy for handling truancy referrals.


This rule shall apply to all truancy referrals made to the Juvenile Courts.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) All truancy cases must be referred from the local school board or the school district and not from an individual school within the district.

(2) All truancy referrals must be accompanied by a statement, if required, alleging habitual truancy in defiance of efforts of school authorities and parents and setting forth the results of the review conducted at the school district level.

(3) If the above conditions are met, the probation department shall conduct a preliminary inquiry to determine whether a non-judicial adjustment can be made. The filing of a petition and the use of detention as a sanction for failure to attend school, even in contempt situations, should be avoided.

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.

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