>Disposition: evidence can be submitted that reflects nonlegal factors, such as the child's home life. Rules during these courts require that a written petition be submitted to the court, ensure the right of a child to have an attorney, provide that the adjudication proceedings be recorded, allow the petition to be amended, and provide that a child's plea be accepted. Where the child admits to the facts admits to the facts of the petition, the court generally seeks assurance that the plea is voluntary. If plea bargaining is used, prosecutors, defense counsel, and trail judges take steps to ensure the fairness of such negotiations.
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