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§ 7B‑1604.  Limitationson juvenile court jurisdiction.

(a)        Any juvenile,including a juvenile who is under the jurisdiction of the court, who commits acriminal offense on or after the juvenile's sixteenth birthday is subject toprosecution as an adult. A juvenile who is emancipated shall be prosecuted asan adult for the commission of a criminal offense.

(b)        A juvenile who istransferred to and convicted in superior court shall be prosecuted as an adultfor any criminal offense the juvenile commits after the superior courtconviction. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1981, c. 469, s. 4; 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.)