Retain in Custody [Juvenile Law] Law and Legal Definition

Retain in custody means holding a juvenile in custody for inquiry.

The following is an example of a state law on retain in custody:

After a child has been taken into custody, a peace officer can hold a child in custody for a period of time not to exceed twelve (12) hours when authorized by the court or the court-designated worker for the purpose of making preliminary inquiries. [KRS § 600.020].