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Raise the Age goes into effect on December 1, 2019 in North Carolina

North Carolina becomes the last state in the country to treat 16 and 17 year olds like adults for criminal purposes. All 16 and 17 year olds charged with any misdemeanor or H and I level felonies will be sent to juvenile court. This does not apply to motor vehicle offenses so youthful drivers will still go to traffic court like everyone else.

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