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Did you know that when 17-year-olds are arrested in Texas, they are prosecuted and sentenced as adults?
Did you know law enforcement is not required to notify parents of these arrests?
According to this article, it's not uncommon for minors to be tried as adults in New Jersey. It's even less uncommon for them to be a minority.
Here's how it works:
If a young person—under the age of 18—commits a serious-enough crime, like robbery, drug trafficking, or murder, a county prosecutor can petition the court to try the minor as an adult.