The age when a person is presumed to be able to distinguish right from wrong. The age at which a person is legally capable of committing a crime or tort. The age of 7 is traditionally the age below which a child is conclusively presumed not to have committed a crime or tort. Between 7 and 14 a rebuttable presumption is usually applied. Those 14 and over are presumed legally competent to commit a crime. The issue for 14 or over is whether they should be tried as an adult or in juvenile court.