Who are juveniles?

The legal definition of juvenile generally refers to any person under the age of 18 but above the age of 10. Juveniles alleged to have committed an offense may have their case heard in juvenile court, a type of civil court with different rules than an adult criminal court. In certain cases, older juveniles can be tried as adults in criminal court. Scroll down to learn more about who juveniles are in the eyes of the court.

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UPDATED: Jun 29, 2022

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