• Family members and defendants often call asking “Where is my case going to be heard?”
  • Most juvenile cases are heard in family court and you are dealing with juvenile adjudications rather than criminal offense; however, there is a certain set of crimes and circumstances where the defendant can be waived to adult criminal court at the discretion of the prosecutor. For example, if the child is over the age of 16 and charged with
    • murder
    • drug distribution
    • armed robbery
    • kidnapping
    • carjacking and many more.
  • Consultation with an experienced juvenile crime attorney is a must because no matter the age, if waived to adult court, the child will be treated as though they are 18.