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JUVENILES CAN BE TRIED AS ADULTS

JUVENILES CAN BE TRIED AS ADULTS

Most people understand that juveniles and adults are treated differently in the criminal justice system. However, there are a variety of situations in which juveniles can be tried as adults, even if they have absolutely no criminal record.  Further, while many people might suspect that older teenagers, such as sixteen or seventeen year olds, would be most likely to be tried as adults, in fact Virginia law allows teens as young as fourteen years old to be tried as an adult.

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