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In GA is a person who is 16 charged as a juvenile or an adult for burglary? The total amount for items stolen was over $10,000.0

Mcdonough, GA |

The total amount for items stolen was over $10,000.00. He broke into a residence in a subdivision and stole the items with a friend.

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If this is the juvenile's first (or second, or third) burglary, they will be tried as a juvenile. However, if this is the fourth burglary and the first three were adjudicated at separate court appearances, the Court is required to transfer the case to Superior court and, in that case, a child over the age of 15 will be charged and prosecuted as an adult.
I would be happy to speak with you if you'd like further insight.

Best of Luck,

Lisa Harris


Juvenile. I would be happy to discuss this case with you in detail. 404-812-4305


The 16 year old will be charged as a juvenile.

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