Charged as a juvenile? The age is increasing next month

South Carolina News
JUVENILE AGE_1559952675155.JPG.jpg

Starting next month, South Carolina will raise the age at which a suspect is considered a juvenile.

Right now, anyone 17 years old or older is charged as an adult, but starting on July first, that age will increase to 18.

The law was signed by then-Governor Nikki Haley in 2016, but implementation was delayed until this year.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News Across the Lowcountry

More Charleston County News
More Berkeley County News
More Dorchester County News
More Georgetown County News
More Colleton County News


More Don't Miss