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adult court transfer

Adult court transfer is the transfer of juveniles who are at least fourteen years old to regular criminal dockets in a geographical area or judicial district courts. It can also be the transfer of a juvenile offender from a juvenile detention center for the state department of correction. Nearly every state in the U.S has laws to prosecute youth as adults. By transfer to adult court, youth are tried as adults in the adult criminal court and held in adult correctional facilities. A hearing is conducted to determine whether a child or youth aged 14 or above charged with a serious criminal offense should be transferred to an adult court and be subject to the same processes and penalties as an adult charged with the same crime.

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