A Juvenile Court May Not Automatically Transfer Case to Adult Criminal Court Without a Hearing

There are certain cases that, when committed by a juvenile, seem more appropriate for adjudication by an adult court, i.e. rape, murder, mayhem, attempted murder.  After all, the defendant may have acted with sophistication and rehabilitation, the goal of a juvenile court, may not be a fitting goal.  So can a juvenile court automatically just transfer such cases?  Click on the following link to find out.


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