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Modification andEnforcement of Dispositional Orders; Appeals.

§ 7B‑2600.  Authority tomodify or vacate.

(a)        Upon motion in thecause or petition, and after notice, the court may conduct a review hearing todetermine whether the order of the court is in the best interests of thejuvenile, and the court may modify or vacate the order in light of changes incircumstances or the needs of the juvenile.

(b)        In a case ofdelinquency, the court may reduce the nature or the duration of the dispositionon the basis that it was imposed in an illegal manner or is unduly severe withreference to the seriousness of the offense, the culpability of the juvenile,or the dispositions given to juveniles convicted of similar offenses.

(c)        In any case wherethe court finds the juvenile to be delinquent or undisciplined, thejurisdiction of the court to modify any order or disposition made in the caseshall continue (i) during the minority of the juvenile, (ii) until the juvenilereaches the age of 19 years if the juvenile has been adjudicated delinquent andcommitted to the Department for an offense that would be a Class B1, B2, C, D,or E felony if committed by an adult, other than an offense set forth in G.S.7B‑1602(a), (iii) until the juvenile reaches the age of 21 years if thejuvenile has been adjudicated delinquent and committed for an offense thatwould be first‑degree murder pursuant to G.S. 14‑17, first‑degreerape pursuant to G.S. 14‑27.2, or first‑degree sexual offensepursuant to G.S. 14‑27.4 if committed by an adult, or (iv) untilterminated by order of the court. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1998‑202,s. 6; 2000‑137, s. 3.)