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Art. 842.  Authority to file petition

A delinquency proceeding shall be commenced by a petition.  The district attorney may file a petition without leave of court.  Any person authorized by the court may file a petition if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the child is a delinquent child.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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