Adult Court System. You may have several court hearings before your case is resolved. It is extremely important that you appear for all of your hearings. If you do not appear, a warrant for your arrest may be issued. If you have an emergency and must be late for or miss a hearing, call your attorney right away. The collaborative justice model is being applied to several adult court types throughout California with great benefit. To learn more about these types of collaborative justice courts, select from topics below. Community/Homeless Courts. Community courts are an experiment in community-based justice.
In most states, an individual charged with a crime who is between the ages of 10 and 18 is considered a juvenile. However, some states set an upper limit of 16 or 17 years of age for juvenile court. Should the defendant be accused of a particularly heinous crime, there is the possibility that they could be tried in an adult court. These cases bypass the juvenile court system entirely, and are filed in adult criminal courts; the adult courts then have exclusive jurisdiction over the juvenile’s case. Prosecutorial direct-file allows the decision to transfer juveniles to reside with the prosecutor. The case may be filed in either juvenile court or adult criminal court.
May 11, 2006 · · During the court process there are "safeguards" in place which protect both juveniles and adults when they make an admission of guilt. · In both juvenile and adult cases there are negotiations and plea bargains which can take place. There is a standard of evidence in the juvenile and adult courts. The first way that juvenile proceedings differ from adult proceedings are the terms that courts use for juvenile offenders versus adult offenders. First, juveniles commit "delinquent acts" instead of "crimes." Second, juvenile offenders have "adjudication hearings" instead of "trials." Juvenile's Rights and Protections in Juvenile Proceedings.
The Adult Court Services Department has recently developed a Day Reporting Program. The purpose of the Licking County Day Reporting Program is to provide a therapeutic alternative for offenders, as opposed to incarceration. Participants will be Court ordered into the Day Reporting Program and assessed to complete programming based on their needs. Adult Probation Process. Adults are defined by the Court as anyone older than age 16. Below is a step-by-step explanation of the unit’s role in the criminal justice system, from investigation to supervision.