Presentation on theme: "What are GA’s Seven Deadly Sins?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What are GA’s Seven Deadly Sins? They are seven crimes that when committedby a juvenile who is 13, 14, 15, or 16 yearsold will result in an adult trial in superior courtand adult sentencing.
2 What are GA’s Seven Deadly Sins? These crimes are: 1.) Murder, 2.) VoluntaryManslaughter, 3.) Rape, 4.) AggravatedSodomy, 5.) Aggravated Child Molestation,6.) Aggravated Sexual Battery, and 7.) ArmedRobbery with a Fire arm.
3 Sentencing for GA’s 7 Deadly Sins First Offense – non-parolable sentence of at least 10 yrs.Minimum sentencing for first offense of murder is LIFE, with no parole eligibility for 25 yrs.Second Offense - for any of the “7 Deadlies” – LIFE without the possibility of parole.
4 Steps in the Juvenile Justice Process IntakeWhen a juvenile is taken into custody, he or she is turned over to an “intake officer” who investigates the case.The intake officer must decide if there is enough evidence to make a charge against the juvenile. If there is not enough evidence, the intake officer must release the juvenile.We’ve gotta do some searching in order to make charges against you pal!
5 Steps in the Juvenile Justice Process NOTE: At this point thejuvenile can be either:1. Released into thecustody of his or herparents or guardians2. Detained in the oneof the state’s RegionalYouth DetentionCenters or in adultprisons for “7 DeadlySins” crimes
6 Steps in the Juvenile Justice Process 2. DetentionIf the juvenile is detained, a hearing has to be held within 72-hours.Then the judge has three options:Dismiss the caseHave an informal adjustment hearingHave a formal hearing
7 Steps in the Juvenile Justice Process OPTIONAL: Informal AdjustmentHeld for first-time offenders (people who haven’t been charged with breaking the law before)The juvenile and the parent(s) / guardian(s) must agree to show up, and the young person must admit to the wrongdoing in front of the judge.
8 Steps in the Juvenile Justice Process OPTIONAL: Informal AdjustmentThe juvenile is under the supervision of the courts for 90 days and might be required to attend school regularly, participate in counseling, pay fines for any damages done, or to complete community service.
9 Steps in the Juvenile Justice Process 3. Part A - Adjudicatory HearingJuvenile judge hears the case and judge decides if the juvenile is guilty after hearing/seeing all the evidenceNo Jury is present
10 Steps in the Juvenile Justice Process 3. Part B - Dispositional HearingJudge determines the punishment for juvenile after calling witnesses and presenting evidence that might influence the judge’s sentencing.
11 Steps in the Juvenile Justice Process 4. SentencingGiving out the punishmentRelease juv. on probationSend to boot campCommit juv. to Dept. of Juv. JusticePlace in YDC for up to 90 daysRelease to the custody of parents without court supervisionAssign fines, counseling, or mandatory school attendance
12 Steps in the Juvenile Justice Process AppealJuvenile can appeal his or her case if found guilty and enough evidence actually exists to show that juvenile is innocent.