Juvenile Law

Ohio Juveniles Get Adult Penalties

Ohio juveniles get adult penalties in juvenile court when they commit serious crimes.  These juveniles are labeled Serious Youthful Offender (SYO), which blends juvenile and adult sentences.  Bindovers to adult court are not included in this article, as those cases involve a hearing to determine if a juvenile should be tried[…]

Legal Custodian Rights In Children Services Cases

Recently, the Ninth District Court of Appeals determined legal custodian rights in children services cases.  When a children services agency files a complaint against a legal custodian that can lead to temporary or permanent custody, the legal custodian has many of the same rights afforded to parents.  No Initial Rights For Legal[…]