Juveniles; right in certain violent felony cases to appeal to circuit court. (SB205)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Courts not of record; circuit court hearing; termination of juvenile court jurisdiction; objections and appeals.  Provides in certain violent felony cases for a juvenile's right to appeal to the circuit court, the attorney for the Commonwealth's decision to certify that the juvenile's case be transferred to the circuit court for trial as an adult. If the juvenile appeals the decision to transfer, the circuit court will conduct a hearing on the merits, using factors currently used by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for transfer decisions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103546D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/2010Subject matter referred by letter to the Virginia Crime Commission pursuant to Senate Rule 20(L)
01/27/2010Continued to 2011 in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2010Left in Courts of Justice