in North Carolina
What are Juvenile Crimes in North Carolina?
Juvenile crimes are offenses committed by individuals who are not yet considered adults according to the legal system, typically under the age of 18 in many countries. These offenses can range from relatively minor infractions like truancy or vandalism to more serious crimes such as theft, assault, drug-related offenses, or even violent crimes like robbery or homicide. Juvenile crimes are typically handled differently than adult crimes within the legal system, often with a focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment due to the understanding that juveniles are still developing mentally and emotionally. However, the severity of the offense and the juvenile’s criminal history can influence the response from the justice system.