How old do I have to be to be convicted of a crime?

That depends on the crime. If you are charged with a crime before you are 16, you will probably go to Family Court and be charged with juvenile delinquency. If you are 14 or 15, you can be treated as an adult if you are accused of committing some very serious crimes; if you are 13, you can only be treated as an adult if you are accused of committing murder. Being treated as an adult means you wouldn't go to Family Court; you would go to adult criminal court. If you are accused of breaking any law when you are 16 or older, then you are treated as an adult in criminal court. In other words, you would be charged in the same way as someone who is over 18 and is accused of breaking the same law that you are accused of breaking. It is important to know that even juvenile delinquency cases can have very serious consequences like being sent away from home for 1 year or more.