When Can a Juvenile Be Certified as an Adult in Nevada?
Only juveniles over the age of 13 may be certified as adults. Mandatory
certification must be determined by a judge in cases where the juvenile
was 16 or older and is charged with
sexual assault or a
crime involving a firearm. Judges have discretionary power over certifying minors who are 14 or
older and charged with a crime that would be a felony if committed by an adult.
If your son or daughter is facing this situation, you will need a capable
defense attorney overseeing your child's case. We strongly advise
you to contact the Brown Law Offices to set up a consultation as soon
as possible. Attorney Brown has extensive experience with juvenile certifications.
He can present an effective argument on your child's behalf against
certification as an adult.
How Juvenile Sex Crime Cases Are Handled by the Courts
Juveniles can be charged with many of the same
sex crimes that adults are charged with. Most juvenile sex crime cases are heard
within the juvenile system, which has its own policies and procedures,
but a minor can also be tried as an adult depending on the facts of the
case. When it is adjudicated that the minor has committed a sex crime,
they are labeled a delinquent and sentenced. After completing their sentence,
they may also be required to register as a sex offender when they reach
the age of 21.
Don’t Wait to Call a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer: (702) 425-5183
As a Las Vegas criminal attorney, Phil Brown is very aware of the negative
effects that a criminal conviction can have on a minor and his or her
family. A juvenile crime charge can cause enormous stress on a family.
At this difficult time, you need competent legal guidance. As in all criminal
defense matters, experience counts when it comes to obtaining legal counsel
for your child, and Attorney Brown has that experience. With a background
as a former prosecutor, he has handled thousands of juvenile delinquency cases.
Contact our offices today if your child has been accused of criminal behavior in the greater Las