A NC 16 yr old has a 1st nonviolent misdemeanor offense(Offense Code 3550) and his name and information is showing online in the NC Court System when you insert his name. Why is his name publicly showing a scheduled date online at NCCourts.org in an Adult Courtroom when in 2017, Lawmakers raised the age of juvenile jurisdiction for nonviolent crimes to age 18, following years of research, study and education on this topic. Also as of December 1, 2019, 16 and 17 year old individuals who commit crimes in North Carolina will no longer automatically be charged in the adult criminal justice system. Even if his offense was prior to December 1, 2019, It's a still a nonviolent offense which is covered by law in 2017 and his age alone means he should not be tried as an adult but in juvenile court! What are the next steps to be taken to resolve this erroneous and inappropriate issue of a 16 year old's name publicly showing online in Adult Court for a 1st nonviolent offense? What needs to be done to have this information immediately removed and the 16 year's case appropriated to Juvenile Court not Adult Court?
That's not entirely correct. Although the law was passed in 2017, it did not take effect until December 1st. So a 16-year-old in 2017 would still be charged as an adult and therefore everything related to criminal charges is public.
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