North Carolina General Statutes § 15A-824 Definitions

As used in this Article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(1)        "Crime" means a felony or serious misdemeanor as determined in the sole discretion of the district attorney, except those included in Article 46 of this Chapter, or any act committed by a juvenile that, if committed by a competent adult, would constitute a felony or serious misdemeanor.

(2)        "Family member" means a spouse, child, parent or legal guardian, or the closest living relative.

(3)        "Victim" means a person against whom there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed.

(4)        "Witness" means a person who has been or is expected to be summoned to testify for the prosecution in a criminal action concerning a felony, or who by reason of having relevant information is subject to being called or is likely to be called as a witness for the prosecution in such an action, whether or not an action or proceeding has been commenced. (1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c. 998, s. 1; 1989, c. 596, s. 1; 1998-212, s. 19.4(a), (b).)

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