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    Age to be criminally charged as an adult

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    What is the law in YOUR state? How old does one have to be to be charged as an adult and under what circumstances?
    I need for NY state

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    Three states-Connecticut, New York, and North Carolina-automatically prosecute 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. 16- and 17-year-olds are not considered "juvenile" and therefore are not tried in juvenile court nor afforded other special protections. In the state of New York, a juvenile is anyone under the age of 16, but ...

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    This solution explores the age at which a youth can be criminally charged as an adult in the state of New York.