In any case of a delinquent child, the Court can, at its discretion after the transfer hearing permit that child to face charges in adult court. A number of factors may be considered by the court in determining whether a child should be transferred. Some examples include the following:
- The child has committed a serious crime.
- The crime was aggressive, violent, premeditated or willful.
- The crime was against a police officer.
- The child committed the crime with adult accomplices.
- The child has a history of committing crimes.
- The need for stiffer penalties than provided for in juvenile court.