Title 33: Human Services
Chapter 52: DELINQUENCY PROCEEDINGS
33 V.S.A. § 5223. Filing of petition
§ 5223. Filing of petition
(a) When notice to the child is provided by citation, the state's attorney shall file the petition and supporting affidavit at least 10 days prior to the date for the preliminary hearing specified in the citation.
(b) The court shall send or deliver a copy of the petition and affidavit to all persons required to receive notice, including the noncustodial parent, as soon as possible after the petition is filed and at least five days prior to the date set for the preliminary hearing. (Added 2007, No. 185 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.)