If Minnesota law says that children 14 and younger are legally incapable of committing crimes, how can a child who was 11 at the time of the action be adjudicated?
A: It appears that the minimum age at which a youth can be adjudicated delinquent is 10 years old; but the youngest age at which a youth can be certified as an adult for criminal liability is 14. However my view is that many young juveniles are incompetent to participate in the court process due to lack of cognitive development. Ans I have asked judges to so rule.
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