Some juvenile cases get transferred to adult criminal court through a process called a juvenile to adult court, and the pros and cons of trying juveniles in adult court. And a few states allow children of any age to be tried as adults for certain.
Thus, the juveniles can be younger than the “age of majority” for juvenile court and still be transferred to adult court. Trying Juveniles as Adults.
In California, youth as young as 14 can be tried as adults at the discretion of a juvenile court judge. When young people are transferred out of the juvenile system.