What Happens to a Repeat Felony Juvenile Offender?
Going through the process of one juvenile felony trial can be stressful enough, but having to go to court for a repeat juvenile felony offense has even more serious consequences. According to Arizona Revised Statute § 8-341 (E), a repeat felony juvenile offender will be placed on notice that, if they commit any other offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult, one of the following will happen:
- If they are 14 years of age or older on the date of the alleged offense, they may be tried as an adult in the Superior Court’s criminal division.
- However, if the defendant is 15 years of age on the date of the alleged offense, they will be charged as an adult in the Superior Court’s criminal division.
If the repeat juvenile offender is charged as an adult, they will be sentenced to a jail term. After this, the defendant will be prosecuted as an adult for any further offense, whether felony or not.
The juvenile court process is very different from the standard court process and only becomes more complicated in the case of repeat felony offenses. As such, it is very important to have a juvenile defense attorney who is experienced in Arizona juvenile law to represent your case. At Oracle Law Group, our juvenile defense attorneys have the necessary experience needed to represent your case to the highest possible degree. If you or a loved one have been charged with a juvenile criminal offense, call Oracle Law Group at (480) 704-0777 for a free consultation. We listen, we care, and we want to help.