Some juvenile cases get transferred to adult criminal court through a process called a "waiver"—when a judge waives the protections that juvenile court provides.
Trial as an adult is a situation in which a juvenile offender is tried as if they were an adult. increased dramatically, which resulted in new legislation that allowed for more juveniles and younger juveniles to be transferred to criminal court.
In law, a minor is a person under a certain age, usually the age of majority, which legally In New Zealand law, the age of majority is 20 years of age as well, but most of the rights of adulthood are assumed at . An estimated , youth are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults every year across the United States.