When you can face legal trouble for your child's actions

Parenthood -- it can be one of life's hardest and most rewarding jobs. Unfortunately, it can become even harder if a child ends up in legal trouble. What many parents don't realize is that a juvenile's legal issues can also involve the guardians; depending on the state, a parent can be held civilly or even criminally liable for the actions of a child under the age of 18.

When can minors be tried as adults?

Recent high-profile cases such as the 2014 Slender Man stabbing highlight the controversial practice of trying accused juveniles as adults. How do prosecutors decide which cases involving minors land in adult courts and which stay in the juvenile system? It's a complicated combination of laws, guidelines and judicial choice.