Minors who commit crimes in Arizona are subject to prosecution in juvenile court. A child who is convicted of a crime in juvenile court may face penalties including intensive probation, fines and restitution, performing community service, or even serving time in a juvenile correction facility. If your child is facing juvenile criminal charges, contact a qualified Phoenix juvenile crimes lawyer at AZ Defenders right away. We will work hard to lessen the penalties your child is facing.
State law concerning juvenile offenders is contained in Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 8, Chapter 3. This statute includes seven articles addressing juvenile offenders, including:
For more information regarding what Arizona law says regarding juvenile offenders, speak with a knowledgeable Phoenix juvenile attorney at AZ Defenders.
Under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-501, a juvenile who has been accused of a criminal offense with a prior felony conviction can be tried as an adult.
A juvenile who was 15, 16, or 17 years of age at the time the alleged offense was committed shall be tried as an adult for any of the following offenses:
Except as provided above, a juvenile who was 14 years of age or older at the time the offense was allegedly committed may be tried as an adult for a:
Our Phoenix juvenile crimes lawyers have a deep understanding of state laws governing juvenile crimes. Contact AZ Defenders as soon as possible if your minor child has been charged with a crime. We’re available 24/7.