GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 1991

 

 

CHAPTER 842

HOUSE BILL 1117

 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION OVER A JUVENILE TO SUPERIOR COURT FOR TRIAL AS AN ADULT.

 

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

 

Section 1.  G.S. 7A-608 reads as rewritten:

" 7A-608.  Transfer of jurisdiction of juvenile to superior court.

The court after notice, hearing, and a finding of probable cause may transfer jurisdiction over a juvenile 14 years of age or older to superior court if the juvenile was 14 years of age or older at the time he allegedly committed an offense which would be a felony if committed by an adult. If the alleged felony constitutes a capital offense Class A felony and the judge finds probable cause, the judge shall transfer the case to the superior court for trial as in the case of adults."

Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective October 1, 1992, and applies to offenses committed on and after that date.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 6th day of July, 1992.

 

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James C. Gardner

President of the Senate

 

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Daniel Blue, Jr.

Speaker of the House of Representatives