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Juvenile Petition(s)

The first step in bringing criminal charges against a juvenile is to file a petition with a North Carolina Court Counselor. A petition can be filed by either a School Resource Officer, Police Officer, Court Counselor, or Parent. A sample petition has been attached below. 

Requirements of a Petition(s)

The Petition(s) must include the following information per the North Carolina Code 7B-1802 :

  • Juvenile's Name

  • Juvenile's Date of Birth 

  • Juvenile's Address

  • Juvenile's Parent's Address

  • Facts About Alleged Criminal Activity

Copies of the Petitions should be provided to the juvenile, both parents of the juvenile, the District Attorney, the Juvenile Court Counselor, and Defense Attorney     


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