NC legislators want to increase age for adult crimes | | Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — A capacity audience Wednesday urged the North Carolina General Assembly to raise the age at which children can be tried as adults in the state.

Youths who are 16 and 17 years old are currently charged as adults in the state. The law is different than all the states that surround North Carolina. In Virginia and Tennessee, the age at which a person is tried as an adult is 18. In South Carolina, the age is 17.

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