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Youth in Adult Court (Waiver and Reverse Waiver)

Waiver to Adult Court 
Wis. Stat. § 938.18For certain offenses, a juvenile court may waive its jurisdiction over a juvenile’s case. If this occurs, a juvenile is waived, or transferred, from the juvenile court to the adult court.

Reverse Waiver 
Wis. Stat. § 938.183
In addition, the adult court has original jurisdiction over juveniles who are alleged to have committed certain offenses, meaning the case begins in the adult court. In these cases, the juvenile can seek reverse waiver and ask for the case to be heard in juvenile court.

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