§49-1-2. "Juvenile" or "child" defined.
As used in this chapter, "juvenile" or "child" means any
person under eighteen years of age. Once a juvenile or child is
transferred to a court with criminal jurisdiction pursuant to
section ten, article five of this chapter, he or she nevertheless
remains a juvenile or child for the purposes of the applicability
of the provisions of this chapter with the exception of sections
one through seventeen of article five of this chapter, unless
otherwise stated therein.