Chart providing details of Michigan Legal Ages Laws. an individual is legally considered an adult -- is 18 in most states, including Michigan. a year-old may file a lawsuit, while a child 16 or older may be emancipated by judicial order.
For example, under Michigan law a person is considered an adult for purposes of the criminal law at age So if a 17 year old is accused of a crime, he/she will be tried as an adult in either district or circuit court rather than in family court.
In New York, nearly 28, 16 and year olds are arrested and face the possibility of prosecution as adults in criminal court each year.
If you want to ask the court to emancipate you, use the Forms link to prepare your forms. The Checklist below has step-by-step instructions for asking a court to.
Lucido told The Center Square that if a year-old is considered a child in that person shouldn't be considered an adult in the criminal court.