§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.