Writ of actual innocence; juvenile adjudicated delinquent of felony charge may petition court. (HB223)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Writ of actual innocence for juveniles adjudicated delinquent.  Provides that a juvenile adjudicated delinquent of an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult may petition the Supreme Court to issue a writ of actual innocence on the basis of biological or non-biological evidence regardless of his plea or the classification of the felony for which he was adjudicated delinquent. Currently such petitions are limited to those convicted, (i) in the case of biological evidence, of a Class 1 or Class 2 felony or equivalent felony upon any plea or of any other felony upon a plea of not guilty, or (ii) in the case of non-biological evidence, of any felony upon a plea of not guilty. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103409D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB223)
01/31/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB223)
02/08/2012Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/14/2012Left in Courts of Justice