Archive for Transfer to Adult Court

One 20-Minute Hearing—Two Consecutive 30 Year Prison Sentences

  • July 23, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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If a child is accused of murdering two adults, what is a reasonable amount of time to determine whether they should be treated as an adult? I am a criminal defense lawyer representing juveniles in Los Angeles, so you may…

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…

NYT Editorial On Juvenile Justice Too Idealistic

  • January 17, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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Sunday’s New York Times ran an editorial entitled, “Some Good News From California’s Justice System.” It praises Governor Brown’s plan to close state-run facilities operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice and transfer juveniles to county-based facilities. The editorial does a…

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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