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Trying Juveniles As Adults In Southern California

  • June 10, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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A recent article indicates that states are reconsidering the practice of trying juveniles in adult court.  The article, published by the highly-regarded Pew Center for the States is entitled, “States Have Second Thoughts About Juveniles in Adult Court.”  Apparently, states…

When Young Children Are Accused of California Crimes

  • April 18, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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Police officers in Milledgeville, Georgia arrested and handcuffed a six-year old who was throwing a tantrum in her kindergarten class. Not surprisingly, the arrest received national media attention. Could this happen in California?  Perhaps.  Nothing prevents school officials from calling…

Will My Child Be In Juvenile Court or Adult Court?

  • January 8, 2010
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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There are many factors that determine whether or not a case is heard in adult court or heard in juvenile court. This article discusses those factors and the process for determining whether a child is treated as a juvenile or an adult.

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