Home > Transfer Hearing

Five Criteria Findings In A Transfer Hearing

These five criteria findings could keep the child in the Juvenile Court, or the judge could decide to send the minor to adult court. These criteria are:

  • The degree of criminal sophistication exhibited by the minor;
  • Whether the minor can be rehabilitated prior to the expiration of the juvenile court’s Jurisdiction;
  • The minor’s previous delinquent history;
  • Success of previous attempts by the juvenile court to rehabilitate the minor; and
  • The circumstances and gravity of the offense alleged in the petition to have been committed by the minor.
(Welfare and Institutions Code section 707(a)(2)(A-E).)