#autotransferjuveniles

the 'automatic transfer' of children to adult criminal court.

the 'automatic transfer' of children to adult criminal court.

The 'automatic transfer,' laws indicate that children of a certain age (13 and up, depending on the state) must be automatically transferred to adult court, without a hearing in juvenile court, if they are charged with certain crimes. Variations in these laws exist from state to state though, more commonly, the crimes that fall under this law are violent crimes, such as murder.