Sample Habeas Petition Challenging the Pretrial Detention of Children

Sample Habeas Petition Challenging the Pretrial Detention of Children

Because detention orders are not typically appealable, writs of habeas corpus are one way to push for a hearing to challenge the legality of the initial detention, when there are few or no other mechanisms for review. This is an example of a writ and supporting memorandum of law that juvenile defense attorneys might adapt in their own cases.