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Can Children Sexually Abuse Other Children?

Can Children Sexually Abuse Other Children?

Can Children Sexually Abuse Other Children?

Diversion to Adult Court

Can children be tried as adults? The answer is yes. There are those circumstances in which an alleged crime is so serious that a minor can be tried in adult court. These are usually cases of minors who are closer to the age of majority (i.e., 16 or 17 years of age). The prosecutor from the District Attorney’s Office will request a diversion to adult court. When a case gets moved from juvenile court to adult court, the situation is entirely changed and the consequences are even more serious. This is because juvenile court is more focused on rehabilitation rather than punishment, while adult court is harsher.

Charges that are usually brought to adult court are very serious and include:

  • Murder
  • Aggravated murder
  • Rape
  • Rape of another child
  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Aggravated kidnapping

If your child is facing a serious charge, there is a great potential the prosecution will want to move the case to adult court. Seek the help of an attorney highly skilled and experienced in both juvenile court and adult court. My name is Catherine Cleveland. With more than a decade of experience, I have handled thousands of criminal defense cases in Utah both in juvenile and adult court. Let me help you seek a better future for your child by providing aggressive criminal defense.

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You may also contact me by calling my Salt Lake City law office for a free initial consultation. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247. You can also contact me online.

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If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial to seek representation from an experienced Salt Lake City defense attorney with an extensive track record for protecting the rights of each client. To learn more, call my law office for a free initial consultation. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247.

Catherine Cleveland, P.C.
5 S. 500 W., Suite 501
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Toll Free: 877-753-1247

Phone: 801-783-3488

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