IC 31-37-11-9 Order for continuance; grounds; discharge for failure to timely commence hearing Sec. 9. (a) Upon a motion for a continuance under section 8 of this
chapter, the court may continue the factfinding hearing or the waiver hearing for not more than ninety (90) days. However, the hearing may not be continued if, after the prosecuting attorney moves for the continuance as the result of: (1) a witness's absence, the child admits that the absent witness would testify to the facts alleged in the prosecuting attorney's official statement; or (2) the unavailability of written or documentary evidence, the child admits that the written or documentary evidence exists. (b) If the hearing is not commenced within the ninety (90) day period required by this section, the court shall discharge the child. As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.20.