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Can they try a kid as an adult in a criminal case?

My son is 14 and is accused of DUI and manslaughter. I want to know what will happen at a trial. They are talking about trying him as an adult even though he is so young. But they say a juvenile court won't be able to punish him enough for the crimes they say he did. What kind of sentence will he face in juvenile court and in regular court?

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    Sally Hamblin | Hamblin Law Office
    4015 W. Houghton Lake Drive
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (228) 224-7120
    Yes, if the crime allows the choice. The prosecutor decides, but there generally is a hearing on that issue, too. If an adult conviction, prison is possible. One would be sentenced like an adult. As a juvenile, no prison, no sentencing like an adult. With that attitude of punishment already, it is hoped you have a good attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/2/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Well in Michigan a person can get up to 15 years for manslaughter. Under some circumstances they can charge a child as an adult.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 2/28/2013
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