Yes. In the state of Florida minors may be tried as adults for certain crimes, such as homicide, sexual offenses, or other serious violent crimes, especially those involving a firearm.  If many cases where the child is under sixteen years of age, a Waiver Hearing is held where a Judge hears all the evidence of the case and reviews the statutory requirements in order to determine whether the juvenile should be ‘waived’ into the adult system.  The only way to ensure  proper legal representation for a child accused of a crime is to speak with Joseph Fasone, an experienced juvenile criminal defense attorney.