Category: Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile misdemeanor laws in North Carolina (NC) are a crucial aspect of the state’s legal system, focusing on young offenders aged 6 to 15 years old. These laws aim to strike a balance between holding juveniles accountable for their actions and providing them with opportunities for rehabilitation and growth.

In this blog post, we’ll explore frequently asked questions (FAQs) about juvenile misdemeanor laws in NC, shedding light on the legal issues specific to alleged juvenile offenders.

What is a Juvenile Misdemeanor in North Carolina?

A juvenile misdemeanor in NC is a non-felony offense [...]

A new law has just gone into effect in North Carolina, known as “Raise the Age.” As of December 1st, 2019, North Carolina courts are no longer automatically trying 16- and 17-year-old offenders as adults. 

Instead, some crimes committed by older minors may remain in juvenile court instead of being elevated. Learn more here about what led to this shift in thinking, how the “Raise the Age” initiative affects other North Carolina laws, and when older minors can still be charged as an adult. 

After 100 Years, What Initiated the Shift in NC


The spookiest night of the year is just around the corner. Celebrated by the young and the old, Halloween can be a great family fun night for everyone in North Carolina. 

Often, though, teenagers would rather be having ghoulish fun with their friends. There’s nothing wrong with this on its face… but frequently that translates to having a party with alcohol.

Underage drinking is a major problem for teens in North Carolina, and as a parent or guardian, you have a responsibility to make sure that your teen is not getting up to [...]

Understanding why kids commit crimes is essential to preventing these crimes from happening in the first place. Any minor who breaks state or federal law by committing a crime is known as a juvenile delinquent. Juvenile delinquency is a broad term used to define both minor violations (such as habitual truancy) and major violations such as arson or burglary. Minors include kids and teens under the age of 18. 

Identifying the various issues that lead to a kid committing a crime is the first step in helping the minor change their behavior in [...]

A school should be a safe place where children have equal opportunities to gain knowledge in peace. This is why all school districts in North Carolina have been making deliberate strides to address the issue of bullying in schools.

Unfortunately, whether or not bullying is involved, sometimes student behavior goes too far and fights break out. Your idea of “school fights” may be minor scrapes where the worst thing that happens is that somebody’s nose gets bloodied, but the reality can be far more serious.

Such was the case in one elementary school [...]