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Legal Statutes: New York

UPDATED August 17, 2016

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Part 3. Hearing

back to topSec. 835. Sequence of hearings

a) Upon completion of the fact-finding hearing, the dispositional hearing may commence immediately after the required findings are made.

(b) Reports prepared by the probation service for use by the court at any time prior to the making of an order of disposition shall be deemed confidential information furnished to the court which the court in a proper case may, in its discretion, withhold from or disclose in whole or in part to the child's attorney, counsel, party in interest, or other appropriate person. Such reports may not be furnished to the court prior to the completion of a fact-finding hearing, but may be used in a dispositional hearing.

(L.1962, c. 686. Amended L.1963, c. 529, § 20; L.2010, c. 41, § 49, eff. April 14, 2010.)