New laws for Raise the Age, Sexual Assault, Drug Dealing go into effect in North Carolina
Significant changes to North Carolina's justice system for young offenders and sex-related offenses began starting on December 1, 2019.
Raise The Age in NCNorth Carolina has been the last state in which 16- and 17-year-olds were treated like adults for criminal purposes. Now 16 and 17 year olds will go into juvenile court like all other 49 states in the country.
Sexual Assault in NCNorth Carolina's designation as the only state where women can't revoke consent during sex will be eliminated thanks to a recent new law. So finally No really does mean No in North Carolina.
Child Abuse Laws in NCThe sexual assault changes extend the limited time child sexual abuse victims can sue for civil damages from age 21 to 28.Any adult can now sue for damages within two years of the felony criminal conviction of someone related to sexual abuse the adult suffered as a child. The law also extends the statute of limitations for certain misdemeanor child-abuse crimes from two years to 10 and sets new requirements upon adults to report child abuse to authorities.
Criminal Offense of Death by Distribution in NCA new felony was created to target drug dealers who contribute to a user's overdose death.The "Death by Distribution" law will punish the seller even when a prosecutor can't prove the person acted to intentionally harm the victim.