How is Being Tried as a Juvenile Different Than Being Tried as an Adult?
Juvenile cases, first of all, only apply to those that are 17 or younger. If you're 18 or older, then you're going to be tried as an adult automatically. Juvenile cases, however, can be tried as an adult. The big difference between the two is in juvenile court, you do not get a jury, whereas, in adult court, you do. However, the consequences in juvenile court are usually much less severe than you would get in adult court.