Nov 17, 1999 · Michigan has long mandated that anyone 17 or older be tried automatically as an adult, unlike many other states and the federal government, which require that a Author: Keith Bradsher. Jan 23, 2019 · Detroit teen to be tried as adult in fatal I-75 shooting of Toledo boy, 3. Police say Malachi Barnes was in the backseat of his father's car on Nov. 22 when the other vehicle pulled alongside and Author: Associated Press.
Nathaniel Abraham, a 12-year-old boy from Pontiac, Michigan, is the youngest child in the country to be charged as an adult for first degree murder and could be sentenced to life in prison without Author: Larry Roberts. For example, under Michigan law a person is considered an adult for purposes of the criminal law at age 17. So if a 17 year old is accused of a crime, he/she will be tried as an adult in either district or circuit court rather than in family court. Similarly,Michigan's Constitution establishes the legal drinking age as 21.
In the eyes of the law, however, the line is generally pretty clear in separating minors and adults. This article is a quick summary of legal age laws in Michigan. Age of Majority in Michigan. The "age of majority" -- the age at which an individual is legally considered an adult -- is 18 in most states, including Michigan. For those younger. Sep 07, 2017 · A judge has ordered a 17-year-old boy tried as an adult on suspicion of plotting an Ohio school shooting. Ohio teen to be tried as adult in alleged school attack case Asian carp could find.