Updated: Jul 3, 2019
For example: if an 18-year-old high school student that is in the 12th grade being that he or she has not graduated yet be considered as a juvenile or teenager and be accepted with the other students as those of his or her peers. why is it if the 18 year old committing a crime on the school grounds along with his 17 year old classmate be treated as an adult and receive a harsher punishment then the 17 yr. old, when it has been scientifically proven that they both share the same mental capability of decision making .also if twins are born 5 min apart 11:57 pm and 12:02 am .one would turn 18 years old , 5 minutes before the other. If they went out and celebrated their party and just so happens that after or during the celebration the one turning 18 gets into a fight and the other twin jumps in to help-and kills someone before the last twin turn 18 but the first twin is already 18 by 5 minutes. Would that make a difference in the sentence? So why is an 18-yr. old treated differently than the 17yr old when they both are still teenagers with the same mental capability. many other states have taken this into consideration-in favor of an 18-yr. old being treated the same as a 17-yr. old. Florida has failed to acknowledge the scientific facts in support of. I was offered a plea for 26 yrs. .so why am I sitting in prison with 2 natural life sentences without the possibility of parole after age 23yrs in here. At the time of sentencing being that I was 18 and unknowledgeable about the law and working with a public defender I thought I would win the case .. My purpose for my Motion is in Hopes that I would get assistance with getting out of Prison.
Certain things about Florida & it’s Law
In most states, the age of majority is 18. However, a few other factors can affect the age of majority, including marriage and emancipation. Below, you'll find information about legal ages and its laws in Florida, including when minors can sue and eligibility requirements for emancipation.
The age in Florida is 18. This means that when you turn 18, you gain almost all the legal rights that adults have. Some of those include the right to vote and getting a driver's license without parental permission. Turning 18 also comes with responsibilities, like the ability to be sued in court, and serving on a jury.
Even if you are under 18, you may be able to get some rights normally reserved for adults if you are emancipated legally. This means that a court declares you to be a legal adult even if you are underage. Normally, you must be at least sixteen years old to be eligible for emancipation.
The legal age to marry in Florida is 18. However, with parental permission, you may get married as young as 16. In Florida, marriage is a form of emancipation, which means that you will get many of the rights and responsibilities that come with being an adult.
You must be 18 years old to enter into a contract. However, if you are under 18, you still may be able to sue to enforce a contract, but the other party may not be able to sue to enforce the contract against you. As well, students as young as 16 may be able to enter into loan contracts for higher education expenses.
In most cases, you must be 18 to sue someone. If you are not, you must have your guardian or personal representative sue on your behalf.
Even if you are underage, committing certain criminal offenses can result in Prosecution as an adult. This can occur as a "waiver" when the judge moves the case from juvenile court to adult court, when a crime excluded from juvenile prosecution is charged, or when a prosecutor has the discretion to file the case in juvenile or adult court. Some crimes, like truancy, can only be charged against minors.
Kendall Day #984619
Sentenced : Life