Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyer – Raise the Age all the Rage.

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The so-called “Raise the Age” initiative, a push to ensure the court system does not punish minors like adults, is taking hold in North Carolina and elsewhere, according to Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyer.

In December 2019, North Carolina will stop prosecuting 16 and 17 year-old minors as adults. An exception is when such individuals are “bound over” into adult court, a relative rarity that is limited.

Similarly, Missouri lawmakers passed a bill in 2018 to raise the age to 18 from 17, at which age 17-year-olds could be punished as adults, according to Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyer