Section 12-15-103

Juvenile court judges may be circuit or district court judges; maintenance of separate juvenile case action summaries; promulgation of rules of procedure for juvenile courts; powers of judges of juvenile courts as to issuance of writs and processes and as to equity generally.

(a) A circuit or district court judge may be designated as a juvenile court judge.

(b) The juvenile court shall maintain a separate docketing and case filing system.

(c) The Supreme Court of Alabama shall promulgate rules governing procedure in the juvenile court.

(d) The juvenile court shall issue all writs and processes necessary to the exercise of its jurisdiction and to fulfill the purposes of this chapter.

(e) The judge of the juvenile court shall issue warrants of arrest, pick-up orders, and writs of habeas corpus to have individuals brought before the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter.

(f) The juvenile court shall have and exercise equity power.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §5-102; §12-15-2; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §1.)