Family Court Act, Article 3, Juvenile Delinquency Part 6, § 365.2: Appeal by permission

A juvenile delinquency case has two major parts: the fact-finding hearing and the dispositional hearing. The fact-finding hearing is similar to a criminal trial. The accused minor is known as the "respondent" and the party bringing the case is known as the "presentment agency." A juvenile delinquency case is initiated when the presentment party files a petition with Family Court naming the minor. At a fact-finding hearing a determination is not made as to whether or not the accused is guilty or not guilty. Instead, a determination is made as to whether or not the minor did the acts described in the petition that for an adult would amount to a crime. If such a determination is made, the next step is the dispositional hearing. The dispositional hearing is analogous to the sentencing phase of a criminal case. At the conclusion of the dispositional hearing the judge will issue an "order of disposition." The law, however, gives both the respondent and the presentment agency the right to appeal. Generally, the respondent has the right to appeal any order of disposition. However, under New York Family Court Act, Article 3, Juvenile Delinquency, Part 6, § 365.2, the court has the authority to allow the respondent to appeal any order.

Related Statutory Provisions
  1. Order of disposition: New York Family Court Act, Article 3, Juvenile Delinquency, Part 5, § 352.2
  2. Probation: New York Family Court Act, Article 3, Juvenile Delinquency, Part 5, § 353.2
  3. Placement: New York Family Court Act, Article 3, Juvenile Delinquency, Part 5, § 353.3
  4. Designated felony acts; restrictive placement: New York Family Court Act, Article 3, Juvenile Delinquency, Part 5, § 353.5
  5. Appeal; authorized as of right: New York Family Court Act, Article 3, Juvenile Delinquency, Part 6, § 365.1
  6. Appeal by permission: New York Family Court Act, Article 3, Juvenile Delinquency, Part 6, § 365.2
  7. Notice of appeal: New York Family Court Act, Article 3, Juvenile Delinquency, Part 6, § 365.3
Family Court Act, Article 3, Juvenile Delinquency, Part 6, § 365.2: Appeal by permission

An appeal may be taken by the respondent, in the discretion of the appropriate appellate division, from any other order under this article.

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