When Can Juveniles Be Charged As Adults?


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In some states, juveniles can be charged as adults beginning at the age of 14, according to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service. In many cases, the age at which a juvenile can be charged as an adult depends on the crime with which the juvenile is being charged.

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In the state of Ohio, a juvenile may be charged as an adult if he was at least 14 at the time of the crime, according to the Ohio State Bar Association. In cases of murder in Ohio, a juvenile who is 16 or 17 must be tried as an adult.

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