Although the sanctions are more serious in this kind of case than if the juvenile was tried as.
Although being tried in adult court gives a juvenile more constitutional protections , it has distinct disadvantages too—including the potential for a more severe.
Why Are Juveniles Sometimes Tried as Adults? In the juvenile justice system, offenders who are still minors are usually tried in a separate court.
All states, however, have provisions that allow or require the courts to treat juveniles in certain cases as adults. In those cases, the juvenile is tried in adult.
Despite the establishment of a separate juvenile justice system over a century ago, youth are routinely charged and prosecuted in the adult criminal justice.