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§ 7B‑1601.  Jurisdictionover delinquent juveniles.

(a)        The court hasexclusive, original jurisdiction over any case involving a juvenile who isalleged to be delinquent. For purposes of determining jurisdiction, the age ofthe juvenile at the time of the alleged offense governs.

(b)        When the courtobtains jurisdiction over a juvenile alleged to be delinquent, jurisdictionshall continue until terminated by order of the court or until the juvenilereaches the age of 18 years, except as provided otherwise in this Article.

(c)        When delinquencyproceedings cannot be concluded before the juvenile reaches the age of 18years, the court retains jurisdiction for the sole purpose of conductingproceedings pursuant to Article 22 of this Chapter and either transferring thecase to superior court for trial as an adult or dismissing the petition.

(d)        When the court hasnot obtained jurisdiction over a juvenile before the juvenile reaches the ageof 18, for a felony and any related misdemeanors the juvenile allegedly committedon or after the juvenile's thirteenth birthday and prior to the juvenile'ssixteenth birthday, the court has jurisdiction for the sole purpose ofconducting proceedings pursuant to Article 22 of this Chapter and eithertransferring the case to superior court for trial as an adult or dismissing thepetition.

(e)        The court hasjurisdiction over delinquent juveniles in the custody of the Department andover proceedings to determine whether a juvenile who is under the post‑releasesupervision of the juvenile court counselor has violated the terms of thejuvenile's post‑release supervision.

(f)         The court hasjurisdiction over persons 18 years of age or older who are under the extendedjurisdiction of the juvenile court.

(g)        The court hasjurisdiction over the parent, guardian, or custodian of a juvenile who is underthe jurisdiction of the court pursuant to this section if the parent, guardian,or custodian has been served with a summons pursuant to G.S. 7B‑1805. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1983, c.837, s. 1; 1985, c. 459, s. 2; 1987, c. 409, s. 2; 1995, c. 328, s. 3; c. 462,s. 2; 1996, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 18, s. 23.2(c); 1998‑202, s. 6; 2000‑137,s. 3; 2001‑490, s. 2.2.)