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When Can Juveniles Be Tried as Adults?
Posted On Jul, 21, 2017 By jardinelawoffices

When it comes to committing crimes, juveniles often are given a second chance (even if they are punished) to make amends and get back on the straight and narrow. Depending on the severity of the crime, a juvenile offender may only have to pay a fine, do community service, or worst case, spend a few months in a juvenile detention facility. But once they turn 18, most like those records are sealed, and probably will not affect them as adults. For some, however, whose crimes are much more serious, they may be treated and tried as adults. Fighting to get them tried as a juvenile becomes an uphill battle, not just for them, but for their attorney as well.

The juvenile court system is a lot different from the adult court system. As a juvenile you may still stand a chance at life if you have a sympathetic drug who understands what it is like being a teenager. Even a less forgiving judge does not have the power to sentence a juvenile to certain terms of punishment (i.e. life in prison; death penalty). Juvenile court is more about rehabilitation – for the most part – than it is incarceration. Jardine Law Offices P.C. has been defending juvenile clients for years. They are some of Farmington’s most experienced juvenile crimes defense attorneys around. They have seen cases where prosecutors want to try juveniles as adults, putting their future in danger and making it near impossible to have any chance at a normal life.

At the age of 13, juveniles are eligible to be tried as adults. Age age 15 or 16 most courts try teens as adults. But there are some situations and crimes that teens are exempt from being tried as juveniles. If there is a history of breaking the law, the judge may decide to try a juvenile as an adult. And if the juvenile has been charged with murder or a sex crime, they will be tried as an adult. But Jardine Law Offices P.C. will do everything in their professional power to make sure your teen stays in the juvenile justice system. In many states, there are more programs aimed at getting juveniles the help and rehabilitation they need to move past their mistake. As some of Farmington’s most experienced juvenile crimes defense attorney, the legal professionals at Jardine Law Offices P.C. will fight tooth and nail to make sure your teen is not only treated fairly, but goes through the correct court system according to their age.

If your teen has been charged with a crime and you need one of Farmington’s most experienced juvenile crimes defense attorneys, do not hesitate to call Jardine Law Offices P.C. Their years of handling juvenile crimes makes them a valuable asset to to you and your child. Contact them today for a free consultation and let them devise an iron-clad defense in order to help set your juvenile back on the right track. Call them today.