NC Senate advances bill that could lead to juvenile cases beginning in Superior Court

CHARLOTTE — Teens who commit certain felonies may soon have their cases start outside of juvenile court in North Carolina.

Senate lawmakers have advanced a juvenile justice modification bill.

This means 16- to 18-year-olds accused of certain felonies would have their cases begin in Superior Court before seeing if the juvenile court is more appropriate.

The offenses range from first-degree murder to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Supporters of the proposed bill say it is not a rollback of the raise the age law.

The bill will have to pass the House before going to the governor.

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