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Your Child Could Be Tried As an Adult

When a person under the age of 18 is arrested for a crime, they are usually processed separately in court. Penalties are also far less severe and include:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Counseling
  • Community service

These repercussions are in place of jail or prison sentences. This is due to the belief that, with such rehabilitation, a child will be far less likely to commit another crime in the future.

Certain circumstances, however, could justify the trial of a child as an adult.

The Maricopa County Superior Court website states that juvenile delinquents between the ages of 15 and 18 shall be tried as adults if they commit any of the following crimes:

Even if they did not commit such a crime, a child could still be tried as an adult if the prosecution motions for transfer due to probable cause and the protection of the community based on the circumstances of the offense. An adolescent may also be tried as an adult if they have had two previous trials in the Juvenile Court for felonies and are arrested for another felony. The County Attorney ultimately makes this decision.

As a parent, you want to protect your child, so call MayesTelles if your son or daughter is facing charges.

Contact Our Juvenile Crime Attorneys in Phoenix

If your child has been arrested for any crime, a Phoenix juvenile crime defense attorney could support them through this difficult experience and relentlessly fight against their charges. With a proper defense, your child could avoid being tried as an adult and have their charges reduced or dismissed. Fill out our free online case evaluation today or call our offices. We may be able to provide the defense your child needs.

Contact MayesTelles PLLC today at (602) 428-7104.

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