Q: My child is 18 and they put him on hold for something he did as a minor will he be charged?
A: That’s a very very vague question. The best answer I can give based on the facts of your question is maybe, depends on the prosecutor.
I’d definitely call a local attorney who can talk to the intake attorneys before a filing decision is made.
A: If he has a "hold", he is charged. No "maybe" about it. A hold is not an arrest. It is a notice to the jail, prison or facility that the requesting agency is to be notified before the person is to be released. The speedy trial period does not start until the person is actually arrested. If the offense was committed as a child, then the person, who is now 18, might be charged either as a juvenile or as an adult. You should consult with an attorney for more information based on more specific facts. There are limits on charging juveniles as adults.
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