Deferred disposition; trial court shall announce judgment within 72 hours of guilt phase of trial. (HB51)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Deferred disposition in a criminal case. Provides that except as otherwise provided in law, a trial court presiding in a criminal case shall, unless all parties agree to a waiver of the requirement, announce a judgment of, or enter an order of, conviction or acquittal within 72 hours of the conclusion of the guilt phase of the trial. The bill also provides that if circumstances requiring delay exist, the court may, upon notice to the parties, delay announcement of the verdict or entry of the order for 21 additional days. Read the Bill »


01/30/2012: Merged into HB750


12/19/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100392D
12/19/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/18/2012Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB750-Cline) (9-Y 0-N)
01/20/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB51)
01/30/2012Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB750-Cline)