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S840 Prosecuting Children as Adults

SB 840: Prosecuting Children as Adults


Prosecuting Children as Adults; Prohibiting a jail or other facility intended or used for the detention of adults from holding a child who has been transferred to adult court for criminal prosecution before a specified hearing to determine if the child should be prosecuted as an adult, unless the child waives his or her right to such hearing; deleting provisions requiring a state attorney to request a court to transfer and certify a child for prosecution as an adult or to provide written reasons to the court for not making such request, or to proceed under specified provision; requiring that the child or the child’s parent or guardian receive a due process evidentiary hearing; requiring the judge to conduct the hearing within a certain timeframe, etc.

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