State v. Tunzi

In State v. Tunzi, 2001 UT App 224, 31 P.3d 588, the court of appeals asserted that the charges spoken of in section 78-3a-602(10) must only indicate the charges for which the juvenile was originally required to be bound over to district court. The court reasoned that allowing a defendant to be convicted and sentenced in the adult system for a lesser offense would be contrary to the purpose of the Serious Youth Offender Statute, which the court interpreted to be the identification of certain crimes indicating a juvenile to be "just as dangerous as adult criminals," from whom the public needs special protection. Id.