McKeiver v. Pennsylvania

PETITIONER:Joseph McKeiver et al.
RESPONDENT:Pennsylvania
LOCATION: Juvenile Court of Philadelphia

DOCKET NO.: 322
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1970-1971)
LOWER COURT:

CITATION: 403 US 528 (1971)
ARGUED: Dec 09, 1970 / Dec 10, 1970
DECIDED: Jun 21, 1971

Facts of the case

Joseph McKeiver and Edward Terry were accused of robbery, theft, assault, and escape that referred to felonies in Pensylvania. The defendants were minors and requested a jury trial. But their demand was canceled, and proceedings took place in the Juvenile Court. According to rulings, their guilt was proven and condemnation was imposed. The decision was upheld without an opportunity on appeal.