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What state has jurisdiction?

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If a crime was committed in North Carolina but one party was from georgia and the other New York, what state has jurisdiction

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A defendant is charged in the location the crime was committed in, not where that person happens to live.

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Venue is where the crime was committed.

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The only exception might be when it is a crime committed over the telephone or internet. In those cases, venue generally lies in BOTH places. But it has nothing to do with where the defendants are from.

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