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North Carolina v. T. D. R. - Significance, Teen Assault And Court Jurisdiction, When Juveniles Are Adults, Impact, Further Readings

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State of North Carolina


T. D. R. (an unidentified juvenile)

Appellate's Claim

That denial of a request for a two-week trial extension to gather new evidence did not violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Michael F. Easley

Chief Lawyer for Appelee

Kevin P. Bradley

Justice for the Court

Burley B. Mitchell, Jr. (writing for the court)


Durham, North Carolina

Date of Decision

6 February 1998


Upheld the state of North Carolina's claim by reversing two lower courts' decisions and returning the case to the lower courts for reinstatement of indictments against T. D. R.

Related Cases

  • In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967).
  • Breed v. Jones, 421 U.S. 519 (1975).
  • In re Arthur, 231 S.E.2d 614 (1977).
  • Schall v. Martin, 467 U.S. 253 (1984).
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almost 11 years ago

I started doing some research for a school project in this subject of teens tried as adults. I didnt realize how deep into this subject i would become! i just wish someon could explain how a teen my age(17)and even younger can be tried as an adult but cannot be privledged the same awards as adults. For examople i can be tried for life but cant even vote, i could be living with women twice my age who will molest and beat me but i cant even drink a beer. please explain how teens can be punished like adults but not recognized as adults. Is the only time we get recognition as adults is if we kill an old couple????