Why did Washington state implemented which of the following juvenile sentencing reforms?
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Juvenile offenders are not adjudicated under the same methods as adults. There is no jury trial but rather a hearing in front of the presiding judge of the juvenile court. The juvenile is entitled to legal representation and the sentencing/decision making is made solely by the judge based upon all the pertinent factors of the case.
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That's a very difficult question to answer as there are many variables that are involved in the prosecution and sentencing of a minor. The youngest person to this date to be tried and imprisoned under criminal adult laws is Eric Smith, he was 13-years old at the time of sentencing. Minors as young as 9-years have been held accountable for criminal offenses and remanded to a juvenile facility.
Will you go to jail if you got a misdomeanor at 19 and had a record underage of a felony and a misdomeanor?
It's difficult to say. The judge will have access to your juvenile record but whether he will choose to consider it in his sentencing, or not, no one can say. I'll only say this - if he does - it's because you don't seem to have learned your lesson very well after being treated gently by the juvenile justice system.
It really depends on the seriousness of the injury, the judge's perspective on assault, and your previous record. If it is your first violent crime anything could happen, a DOC sentence could be enforced or even a Juvenile Prison sentence. Most likely a mental health evaluation will be the major factor in sentencing.